ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Filer’s Powersports in Macedon re-opened Thursday morning after a smash-and-grab took place at the store overnight into Wednesday.
According to the store manager, a truck crashed into the side garage door of the building, and that seven individuals got out of the truck. They said that the individuals stole dirt bikes and loaded them onto the truck. The manager added that they came back and stole more merchandise.
“We’re sick of it, we’ve been hit before. We’ve got stuff stolen over a fence line and broken in before and we’re done with it,” said manager Shaun Mauger. “It’s nerve-wracking, we’re parking cars in front of doors doing everything we can for security, and we’ve got probably a hundred thousand dollars in damage in missing items — if you count the door and everything that’s been stolen.”
According to the Macedon Police Department, the suspects stole approximately $67,000 worth of dirt bikes.
The manager said that the suspects stole approximately $75,000 to $80,000 worth of dirt bikes and merchandise.
He added the building sustained nearly $60,000 worth of damage from the truck. The company is offering a $10,000 reward to find the individuals who did this.
In a post to Facebook. Flier’s PowerSports says some of the bikes missing are:
- Yamaha YZ450 Monster Edition
- YZ125 Monster Edition, TT-R230, TT-R 110
- Suzuki RMZ450
- Suzuki RMZ250
- Suzuki RM85 all model year 2023.
- 2022 Kayo K2 230 and Kayo KT250.
They add to also be on the lookout for the following VIN numbers:
- YZ450 – JYACJ34C2PA003174
- YZ125 – JYACE34C8PA008657
- TTR110 – JYACE25E9PA006815
- TTR230 – 9C6CG28E4P0002342
- RMZ250 – JS1EC11C6P7100255
- RMZ450 – JS1DZ11C3N7100303
- RM85 – RFDRD16C2N1100230
- KT 250 – L6JSBNLC8N1000037
In a social media post, Filer’s said that the suspects did not steal or damage any purchased machines or machines that were in for service.
“If there were better laws and stricter guidelines for punishment, then this would be something that’s not happening anymore. When I was a kid and you stole a car, it was grand theft auto. Now it’s a slap on the wrist and an appearance ticket. There’s no punishment for what’s going on nowadays, so why would people not do this?” said Mauger.
Filer’s Powersports says that this is the second time that they were hit, and they’ve been taking security measures such as blocking the entrance with vehicles and installing more security cameras.