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VANDERBURGH CO, Ind (WEHT) – A presentation ceremony held for employees of the Vanderburgh County Cyber Crimes Task Force also provided an update on a mutli-state motorcycle theft ring from nearly one year ago.

Representatives from the United States Secret Service Indianapolis Field Office were in Evansville to recognize workers from the task force who helped open the investigation into the string of burglaries that date back to 2019. With the help of the Digital Evidence Lab, officials were able to retrieve cell phone data of six individuals within 24 hours of their arrests following a May 2021 burglary of Bud’s Harley Davidson in Evansville.

Officials say this motorcycle theft gang is based out of St. Louis, Missouri and have been involved in burglaries from Missouri and Iowa, down to Illinois and Indiana, and as far south as Tennessee. The gang is believed to have been involved in at least 18 burglaries dating back to 2019, stealing up to $1 million in motorcycle equipment and merchandise.

Six people were arrested in this investigation.