It’s been a surprisingly wild, i.e. emotional, ride for Mt Glorious resident Cameron Blackburn.
On his way to Warwick Racetrack on Saturday, June 11, he and partner Leah Douglas stopped off in an Ipswich carpark to get some oil for their car.
That quick 10-minute stop was all it took for thieves to take his trailer with their two motorbikes and gear onboard.
The bikes and trailer have been subsequently recovered by police.
“The footage from the CTV indicated it took 7 minutes. Say about 10 minutes for me to get the oil and the motorbikes were gone in 7 minutes,” Mr Blackburn said.
Onboard the trailer was a 2016 Kawasaki Ninja 300 and a 2011 Honda CBR600. The combined value was $20-$30,000.
“They took everything; the trailer with the two motorbikes on it and some of our gear was on the trailer. We had ramps and stands. They just took the trailer and everything.”
Mr Blackburn is a pilot and a casual racer along with Ms Douglas.
“They just took the trailer from the underground car park at Riverlink,” he said.
“My partner and I – we didn’t have it secured which, in hindsight, we should have.
“But they just unhitched it and hitched it up to their car and (were) gone,” Mr Blackburn said.
“My partner and I worked very hard for those bikes and they mean a lot to us. It took a lot of effort to get those bikes to where they are,” Mr Blackburn said.
“It ruined a perfectly good weekend. (It wasn’t) a fun weekend as you can imagine.”
Police are urging residents to secure their homes, vehicles and all equipment to avoid opportunistic thefts.
Car owners should ensure their vehicle is always locked and secured, with any valuables including cash, electronics and handbags out of plain sight.
Lock and secure your garage at all times.
You can report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers; call 1800 333 000 or report it online.