Buildbase BMW team offer reward after robbery

Published: 26 September 2011

The Buildbase BMW team are offering a reward for information after suffering a major theft.

Buildbase BMW Motorrad rider Richard Cooper secured the Metzeler National Superstock 1000 title at Silverstone, however, the team’s success has been overshadowed by the theft of over £100,000 worth of race bikes, tools, equipment and parts from the team’s base near Ashby-de-la-Zouch in Leicestershire.

Richard Cooper’s Superstock S 1000 RR and John Laverty’s BSB bike were stolen between 21:30 and 03:00 following the team’s return from the Northamptonshire circuit.

The thieves broke into the team's race truck and the locked key cupboard to obtain the keys to an LDV support van containing the two motorcycles. 

Meanwhile, they also loaded up their own van with valuable and unique parts and equipment including ten sets of wheels, three full Arrow exhaust systems, a brand new pair of Bitubo forks, a roller starter and all the team's new Bosch tools. The rented LDV support van has since been found burned out in Staffordshire. 

Buildbase BMW Motorrad have offered a £5,000 cash reward to information leading to the return of the motorcycles or information leading to the arrest of the thieves. Anyone with information can contact team boss Stuart Hicken on 07969 056829.