THE theft of a motor scooter may not seem the most serious of crimes.
But crimes like this are annoying and distressing to so many people.
And that’s why it is right to pay tribute to the work of our police investigators who put in time and effort to catch those responsible.
One such officer is Pc Rachel Jenkinson, of the Huddersfield Neighbourhood South Policing team, who found images of a man wanted for the theft.
Pc Jenkinson said: “We located the spot where the thief had parked up the stolen scooter and found CCTV cameras in the area.
“There was 2½ hours of footage to trawl through, but it was worth it, as we found images of him leaving the scene and also returning several hours later.
“The CCTV system is vital to our work.”
It was a few weeks ago that I issued an appeal for information after a rare scooter – a Beeline Veloci – was stolen from close to Huddersfield University.
The theft took place just after 9am on June 27 after the owner had parked and secured the scooter on Queensgate.
Less than an hour later, the scooter was seen near to Top Spot Snooker Club on Sand Street where it was left for eight hours until it was driven off again. There have been no sightings of the machine since.
It was painted in the Williams F1 colours of blue, white and yellow, making the scooter quite rare and recognisable. Its registration plates were YJ11 MWP.
I want to use these images to encourage either the man in them, or anyone who knows him, to contact Pc Jenkinson on 01484 436642.