A MAN has been reunited with his motorbike after it was stolen from his back garden by callous crooks. 

Estevan Auraujo, 21, woke up to find his Honda motorcycle was no longer outside the back of his Colchester home. 

But within days the bike was back in his possession after police tracked the vehicle down. 

He said: “It is unbelievable. The motorcycle was parked in the back garden, no one could have seen it there. 


“We reported it to the police and went to the neighbours to see if anyone had any CCTV footage. 

“Luckily, one neighbour’s camera caught the bike being steered away. But it was frustrating having it stolen in the first place.” 

Estevan shared pictures of his motorcycle on social media, hoping to hear from someone who might have seen it. 

He said: “A lot of people messaged me saying they saw someone riding my bike in West Mersea and around Colchester. 

“Essex Police did an amazing job, I guess without them we wouldn’t have it back now.” 


The bike was returned after officers were called to Cowdray Avenue on February 28 after receiving a report of a motorcycle being driven dangerously with two people not wearing helmets. 

After reviewing CCTV footage for the area, Essex Police visited a nearby address and arrested a 14-year-old boy on suspicion of dangerous driving and theft of a motor vehicle. 

PS Andrea Brady of Essex Police's city centre team said: "We are aware of the current incidents involving theft of mopeds and motorbikes around Colchester and are working proactively to bring those responsible to justice. 

"This incident shows that we are committed to tackling these issues with the quick response in attending the area and also investigations through CCTV to identify a person believed to be involved

"My team will continue to work and bring those responsible to justice."