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Thieves steal dirt bikes ... and a special Father's Day

NASTY SHOCK: Camira resident Steven Holland had five motorcycles stolen from his property on Father’s Day.
NASTY SHOCK: Camira resident Steven Holland had five motorcycles stolen from his property on Father’s Day. Rob Williams

STEVEN Holland and his young family were looking forward to a well earned motorbike ride together on Father's Day when heartless thieves spoiled their plans.

Last Sunday afternoon, five bikes were brazenly stolen from the Holland's Camira home on Old Logan Rd when thieves smashed the lock and cut the drop bolts on a side gate.

Mr Holland was planning on going for a ride with his three boys - Seth, 7, Carter, 6, and Brax, 2, - and his wife Candice.

The family went to Burpengary on Sunday and the bikes were stolen between 1pm and 3pm. The bikes, worth more than $15,000, include a red Honda CR250, a red Honda CR85, a green and white Kawasaki KX65 and two orange and black KTM 50s.

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The CR85 and KX65 were bought last Wednesday. Those two bikes had only been ridden for 15 minutes.

"I've only ridden my bike for 20 minutes in the six months I've had it," Mr Holland said.

The only bike left by the thieves was a Honda with training wheels that is ridden by Brax.

When Mr Holland returned home he saw the damage done to his side gate. Chains linking the two KTMs had been cut by the thieves. The other three bikes - the two Hondas and Kawasaki - were chained together with a $200 bike chain that was locked.

"The thieves would had to have taken that out in one hit," he said.

"I thought my security was pretty good, but obviously it wasn't good enough."

Mr Holland has increased his side gate security with bolts, bars and locks so it is now like Fort Knox. He has also installed security cameras to deter thieves.

Camira resident Steven Holland had five motorcycles stolen from his property on Father's Day. The only bike that wasn't stolen is the little one on the far right. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times Photo: Contributed
Camira resident Steven Holland had five motorcycles stolen from his property on Father's Day. The only bike that wasn't stolen is the little one on the far right. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times Photo: Contributed Contributed

"If they want to get through that gate now they are going to have to pull it down," he said.

"I've got four drop bolts on it, I've got extra locks."

Clayton Leaves, a good mate, has loaned Mr Holland an electronic message board he has placed out the front of his home.

The board flashes the following message in sequence: "Five dirt bikes stolen. Any info would be appreciated. Call 131444 or 0417492201".

"From what I have been told they were in a pale white ute on Sunday between 1.30pm and 2pm in the Collingwood Park and Redbank Plains area.

"I've checked the servo's CCTV footage and police are going through theirs.

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"As far as I know there would have to be three people involved because they would have to pick (the bikes) up in one hit and take it all out.

"A few people have said they have seen them. We have a little bit of information. We just need a little bit more."

Mr Holland's father is fighting prostate cancer and his nanna is in hospital recovering from a fall, and now has fluid on her heart. The Father's Day theft was the last thing he needed.

"I was pretty gutted," Mr Holland said.

"At first I thought someone might have been playing games with me, but as soon as I saw the lock on the ground snapped and the chain links snapped, that's when I knew they were definitely gone."

Anyone with information on the thefts can also call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Camira resident Steven Holland had five motorcycles stolen from his property on Father's Day. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times
Camira resident Steven Holland had five motorcycles stolen from his property on Father's Day. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times Rob Williams

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