Reward offered for return of stolen segway machines

A businessman is offering a £200 reward for information leading to the return of his property.

Glenn Bevons of Thorner-based Seggy Segway, said burglars broke into his garage in Kirkfield Avenue, at about 10.30pm on Tuesday, October 7 and stole two Segways valued at about £7,000.

“They got through two locked gates, broke into the garage and then cut through two chains which were holding the Segways to the bolt in the ground.

“It must have taken them about 30 minutes to get through the chains.

“And they are very heavy so I don’t know how they managed to get them away without us or anyone else noticing.”

Mr Bevons, who has now finished his business which he ran from a farmer’s field in the village, added that the theft had been reported to Segway UK which holds data on the machines.

“I don’t know what the thieves will do with them as they are useless.

“They need special keys to activate them and cannot be reprogrammed.

“Only Segway UK can do that.”

“I do not think they are worth anything for scrap so I expect to find them in a ditch somewhere.”

Mr Bevons had run Seggy Segway from Carr Farm in the village since April, catering for parties and individuals keen to experience the two-wheeled vehicles which have a maximum speed of 12.5mph.

But he said he was selling off the machines because he had closed the business in August due to the field he had been operating from being used for shooting.

Also stolen in the raid was a B1 Hornet Plus black mountain bike, with suspension, worth about £1,500.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the Segways or bike, or thinks they know who has stolen them should contact West Yorkshire Police on 101. Alternatively they can contact Mr Bevons on 07515 253893.