Victim of motorcycle theft warns others

FORT MYERS, Fla. – A woman who fell victim to a motorcycle theft now wants to warn others to prevent it from happening to them.

Sarah Newcomb says she got home around 10 p.m. Tuesday night and parked her motorcycle in the same spot she always does at her apartment complex.

When she woke up to leave for work the next morning around 5 a.m., it was gone.

“I didn’t believe it at first, I kept looking. I walked around the parking lot thinking someone moved it maybe, joking around maybe, but no,” Newcomb said.

It turns out, she’s not the only Southwest Florida resident who has had their bike stolen. Another woman in Naples tells WINK News it happened to her this week as well.

Newcomb tells WINK News she never thought something like this would happen to her, and is now going around her apartment complex warning other bike owners of the thieves.

“‘Oh it’s not going to happen to me,’ but it does. It happens to everyone. You just don’t know. It doesn’t matter, they want what they want and they’ll do whatever they can to get it,” said Newcomb.

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office says they have gotten five reports of stolen motorcycles in the last 30 days, and 15 total since the beginning of the year. Meanwhile, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office tells WINK News they have not seen an increase in motorcycle thefts this year.