Nine electric motorbikes, together worth around £45,000, have been stolen from a shop in Cannock. PCR Performance said the thieves spray-painted their CCTV cameras before removing all of the bikes within three-minutes of triggering the alarm.
The theft took place just after midnight on Sunday June 27.
Four 3kW Sur-Ron Light Bee on-road models and four Sur-Ron Light Bee off-road models were taken, as well as a Sur-Ron Light Bee youth bike.
Vince Flaherty, general manager of PCR Performance, told the Express and Star: "From CCTV footage we know there was two hooded, masked individuals, who walked to the back of the building – the car park side of the building.
"They spray-painted the CCTV cameras and they left it 15 to 20 minutes – in which nothing happened – before there was any alarm activation just after midnight.
"There was a glass window at the rear which was protected by a steel grate bolted to the wall as a deterrent, or to slow intruders down, and we guessed they broke the window and chained the metal grate and pulled it out with one of their vehicles.
"Once they ripped it out, the alarm activation sounded and the internal cameras showed there was three people that came into the building – we think there were more outside. It took them no more than three minutes to get the bikes out of there."
Flaherty said the CCTV cameras picked up a black Skoda Yeti and a white Mercedes Sprinter Luton van with a large round logo on the side.
A spokesperson for Staffordshire Police added: "Police were called shortly after midnight to PCR Performance on Hollies Court, Cannock, reports of a burglary.
"Officers attended and two vehicles had reportedly ram-raided the store. It is understood that two offenders wearing black and balaclavas arrived at about 11.50pm that day.
"A total of nine electric-powered motorbikes and off-road bikes have been stolen – worth approximately £33,000 in total. Staffordshire Police’s Criminal Investigation Department have taken over the case.
"Officers are reviewing CCTV footage of the area at the time and urge anyone with information should message Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter quoting incident number 006 of June 28, call 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."