LA Motorcycle Theft Ring Busted

Nine men are accused of scoping out locations to steal motorcycles and taking them to be resold, authorities said

By Jason Kandel
|  Saturday, Dec 21, 2013  |  Updated 6:21 AM CDT
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Authorities busted a theft ring involving nine men accused of stealing dozens of motorcycles for resale, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said.

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Three men were charged with one count each of unlawful vehicle identification activity, chop shop operation and receiving stolen property.

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Six others face 31 counts of receiving stolen property.

The complaint includes an allegation that the crimes involve the taking of more than $150,000.

The group would scout locations to steal motorcycles and then allegedly change the vehicle identification numbers of the stolen motorcycles for resale.

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