Oxford police seek help after dirt bikes stolen, suspect social media targeting

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OXFORD — Connecticut State Police at the Oxford Resident Trooper’s Office are requesting the public’s assistance after a series of dirt bike thefts, with the latest incident occurring early on April 4.

At approximately 1:55 a.m., officers received a call reporting suspicious activity at the intersection of Freeman and Fiddlehead roads, where individuals were seen pushing dirt bikes.

When police arrived, they found nothing unusual.

However, later that morning, five dirt bikes were discovered abandoned in the brush off Fiddlehead Road.

The owner was contacted and confirmed that one bike, a 2024 KTM 450 SxF, was still missing and presumed stolen.

This event marks the second such incident in the area this week.

Authorities suspect that the criminals may be using Facebook Marketplace to identify potential targets who list dirt bikes for sale.

The police are urging the community to exercise caution when selling items on social media platforms.

Investigators are keen to gather any information that could lead to the recovery of the stolen property and are appealing to anyone who might have seen something suspicious or have knowledge of the thefts to come forward.

The Oxford Resident Trooper’s Office can be contacted by residents wishing to provide details that may assist in the investigation.

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