NEW EGYPT – A local family is offering a sizeable reward for information about the suspect who stole five dirt bikes from their property last Monday, August 13.
Erica Harper of New Egypt and four other families in adjacent townships have become the victims of various bike thefts throughout the area. These thieves are targeting high end dirt bikes and have already made away with stolen items from homes in New Egypt, Tabernacle, Browns Mills, and Jackson.
Harper noted that the thief took two 2018 KTM 125’s #47, a Kawasaki 110, and a 2009 450 Suzuki from the barn on her property. A photo posted to Harper’s Facebook shows that the window in the door to the building was smashed in the lower corner to give the thief access.
One of the victims caught the suspect on security cam footage and Harper stated that they believe this to be the same person responsible for each theft.
Harper’s family is offering up $3,500 to anyone who can provide them with information about their bikes and the suspect who took them. She also noted that the other affected families are offering up $2,000 and $1,000 for information, totaling a $6,500 reward for helping locate the stolen bikes.
Since putting feelers out, Harper said she has received tons of calls and texts about the matter; however “nothing solid” has come of it. The families are working with the Plumsted Police Department and have also reached out to NJ State Police.
“It’s just been a mess,” she said.
Plumsted Police did not respond as of print time.
Harper stated in a social media post: “I’ve never felt so violated in my life….in my home while I was sleeping.”
Anybody with information should contact Erica Harper at 908-902-9970 or the Plumsted Police.