The police later received a report that five males had stolen the bikes which belonged to guests who were staying at the Highfield hotel.
Stuart Hack shared a post in the UK Motorcycle Theft Protest group on Facebook purporting to be from one of the group. It read:
STOLEN LAST NIGHT.
2 Harley Davidson Dynas.
1x 2000 Black HD Dyna. Scuff on headlight fairing and Hells Angels Death Head on primary cover.
1 x 2003 Anniversary model dyna. Black. Both bikes Dutch registrations. Stolen from the Highfield Hotel on the A690 near Rainton/ Houghton le Spring area.
5 men , masks and hoodies took them. All on cctv.
If these bikes are returned to Hells Angels Tyne & Wear no further action will be taken. If not and we find out who’s took them ..... fucking standby.!!
Any info PM me ASAP please.
Anyone who knows anything about this act fast as we will get to the bottom of this !
We always do.
Officers are asking to speak to anyone who might have information about this incident, or who might have since seen the bikes or the culprits since the theft.