The Department of Emergency Services Criminal Intelligence issued an advisory to Harley Davidson motorcycle owners to safeguard their vehicles – personal and assigned government property – as a result of the recent surge of larcenies across the Fort Hood installation.
DES said recent incidents have occurred where unknown individual(s) are targeting newer Harley Davidson motorcycles that has a vulnerability in their security, if the owner does not change factory settings or lock front forks.
Perpetrators are also stealing motorcycle license plates because they believe the owners are less likely to immediately report, and law enforcement is likely to be slower to enter them into the National Crime Information Center.
These thefts are occurring in broad daylight. They are finding unsecured and unattended Harley Davidson motorcycles in parking lots, bypassing security systems and taking them by an unknown means.
Fort Hood Police are currently investigating the reported larcenies and monitoring all Fort Hood property for this type of suspicious activity.
The Police Intelligence branch is asking commanders to ensure all personnel, who have motorcycles, are briefed on the existing threat for awareness and possible deterrence to avoid becoming a victim.
Note and report any suspicious activity to the Fort Hood Military Police desk (287- 4001).
For more information contact: 288-0600, or email: [email protected].