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8 motorcycles stolen in Springfield Twp

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SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, OH (Toledo News Now) -

A rash of thefts in Springfield Township has investigators baffled.

The Lucas County Sheriff's Office issued an alert Monday. Eight motorcycles have been stolen in a relatively small area since July 12.

Some of the thefts occurred at the Valley Stream apartment complex. Sheriff John Tharp says for some riders, the motorcycles may have been the only means of transportation.

"They're upset and they're disgusted," Tharp said. "They work so hard and are making payments on these motorcycles. These are high-skilled motorcycles. These are not just $250 mopeds."

Other thefts occurred on Dorr Street, North McCord Road and Perrysburg-Holland Road.

"[The owners] are not leaving the keys in the motorcycle, nor are [the thieves] hot-wiring the motorcycles," Tharp explained. "They are dragging the motorcycles into a vehicle. A box vehicle, we believe."

The sheriff's office has received information that there are three white male suspects driving a white box-type truck. The sheriff has his road patrol constantly looking for the truck, even stopping drivers.

This crime is grand theft auto, and it carries hefty sentences.

"We're going to find out who they are, and we're going to arrest them," Tharp said.

If you have any information on who is behind these thefts, call Crimestopper at 419-255-1111.

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