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Sunday Territorian 14 Feb 2016



Sunday Territorian 14 Feb 2016


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SUNDAY FEBRUARY 14 2016 NEWS 03 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA RAM-RAIDERS stole two rare motorcycles and caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage to businesses across Darwin early yesterday morning in crimes that police believe are linked. Northern Territory Police Duty Superintendent Louise Jorgensen said the crime spree started when a truck was stolen in Berrimah. Within two hours, businesses at Tiwi, Nightcliff and Coconut Grove had been ramraided. Snr-Sgt Jorgensen said a manager at the Beachfront Hotel was packing up when they heard a loud noise coming from behind the carpark. The truck fitted the description of the one stolen from Berrimah, Snr-Sgt Jorgensen said. The truck was also used in a failed ramraid at the Tiwi shops, where Snr-Sgt Jorgensen said at least $5000 damage was done to roller shutters. The most significant damage was done at Darwin Motorcycles in Coconut Grove, where two rare MV Augustas were stolen. Owner Clive Shawe said the two bikes had a combined value of more than $40,000. They got an F3 and Brutale, certainly the Brutale is pretty distinctive, he said Were the only dealer here and I havent seen any of them on the road. Ive only seen one or two of the used or older model F3s around Darwin, so I dont know what theyre going to do with them. Mr Shawe said he only found out about the theft when he arrived at work at 6.30am. There was a helmet on the floor and theyd opened the door that we normally use to get into the showroom, he said. Snr-Sgt Jorgensen said the thieves broke through the shops rear roller door, before unlocking other doors once inside. Our (Strike Force) Trident guys are looking into it and the thinking is its linked to the theft of a truck and another two ram-raid attempts, she said. The link between the stolen motorcycles and the other crimes was yet to be confirmed, Snr-Sgt Jorgensen said. Mr Shawe said it was frustrating to have the bikes stolen. Theyre insured, but its still an annoying thing to have happen, he said. Late yesterday, the stolen truck was yet to be recovered. Anyone who sees the stolen bikes should contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000 or Police on 131 444 Raiders in truck hit bike targets CRAIG DUNLOP Were the only dealer here and I havent seen any of them on the road Darwin Motorcycles owner Clive Shawe said the two bikes stolen had a combined value of more than $40,000 Picture: ISABELLA MOORE A real expensive time MANY Territorians think $150 for floor mats is a bit rich. But British brand Bentley has unveiled the worlds most expensive car accessory: a built-in Breitling clock for the dashboard. At almost $300,000 on top of the cars $450,000 price tag its enough to buy a brand-new Porsche, with some change. Proving that some buyers do have more money than sense, there is already a digital clock in the cars instrument display. The Breitling accessory is an option on the worlds most expensive SUV, the new Bentley Bentayga, due in Australian showrooms in April. Bentley claims Breitling can only build four of these particular in-car clocks each year and two are already sold. Two men in sex attack A WOMAN, 29, was allegedly sexually assaulted by two men in Alice Springs yesterday morning. Police are calling for anyone who may have witnessed the attack on Barrett Drive to come forward with information. The assault allegedly occurred between 4.30am and 6.30am. A police spokeswoman said one of the men was described as of indigenous appearance with short hair, a solid build and was around 165cm tall. The other man is described as also being light-skinned of indigenous appearance with short curly hair, a skinny build and approximately 170cm tall. Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 * Books 2-14 are available from 7/2/16 to 19/2/16 for $2.60 each when you buy the NT News or Sunday Territorian. Total collection $54.00. Available at participating newsagents and supermarkets while stocks last. One Book per original token from hardcopy (not digital) newspaper only. TM & 2016 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. All Rights Reserved. TOKEN Collect Your OH, THE PLACES YOULL GO! Book Today For Just $2.60* Present this original token at participating outlets. ntnews.com.au/drseuss * Paper + this book $4.00 NORTHERN LIGHTS TODAY 3PM @ HOWARD SPRINGS TAVERN!