Police investigate spate of scooter thefts in Thanet

Scooter and moped thefts

Scooter and moped owners are being urged to be vigilant following thefts reported in Thanet.

Officers are investigating the thefts of a green Vespa scooter from Mere Gate in Margate between 1am and 8am on Saturday 5 March and a red Neco scooter from St Mildred’s Road, Westgate, between Monday 28 February and Friday 4 March.

An attempted theft of a moped from Manston Road, Ramsgate, was also reported to have taken place at around 1.30am on Monday 7 March.

Anyone who has information regarding any of the thefts should phone Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/42155/22.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, or by using the online form on their website https://crimestoppers-uk.org.

There are simple steps vehicles owners can take to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of theft:

Lock, chain and cover your bike.

Park your bike in a secure location, out of sight in a garage or secure back garden.

If you have to leave your bike in a public location, try to find somewhere well-lit where it is overlooked and even covered by CCTV.

Property mark parts of the bike as it is easier to identify the rightful owner if it gets stolen, but also harder for thieves to sell on.

Visit  the Kent Police website for more tips and advice.



  1. i wish someone was taking these electric scooters , how long will it be before a pedestrian gets wiped out by one ?

  2. Electric mobility scooters are just as bad for running you down on the pavement as are these latest two wheel versions, sometimes with two people on board. You need your wits about you walking the pavements these days.

  3. Don’t confuse Mobility Scooters with E-Scooters! I have been urging the police to seize any E-Scooter they see, as they are illegal, and are making the police look foolish! I have had 8 near misses from these machines, that seldom use the road, one I nearly killed on my bike, when it suddenly came round a blind junction, on the wrong side of the road!

    In the case of Mobility Scooters, I have recently bought one, and it can only do 4mph on the pavements, if your lucky to get up a “Dropped Kerb”. On thing I have noticed is many pedestrians with their backs to you as you approach them, do not hear my mild buzzing horn, why? Its usually because they are using headphones, I had the same trouble when riding on cycle paths, when pedestrians were on the cycle path, and couldn’t hear my bell!

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