Great news: Priceless motorcycles stolen Monday found largely unharmed in Seattle alley

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SEATTLE — Q13 FOX News received good news on a heartbreaking story that gripped the Puget Sound region earlier this week:

Four classic bikes stolen following a cross-country road trip have been found largely unharmed.

The owner of the stolen trailer and at least two bikes, John Newman, said the motorcycles were found in their trailer in an alley near Port of Seattle property Wednesday afternoon in the 700 block of South Lander Street.

The bikes were still locked inside the trailer, Newman said. Some spare parts were gone and some small parts were stripped off the bike, said Buck Carlson on his Facebook page. The trailer also received some damage, as its noticeable Motorcycle Cannonball trademark logo was spray-painted over in black, Newman said.

But all in all, the bikes were intact.

The bikes, trailer and attached truck were stolen late Monday from a parking lot of a Tacoma hotel.

News of the bike thefts reverberated through the Puget Sound community Tuesday, with Q13 FOX News’ story on the thefts garnering nearly 1,000 shares.

Newman said he was alerted to the found trailer through social media. Police are on the scene investigating, Newman said.

A break in the case appeared to come last night when the trailer’s truck was found by the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department. But the bikes where nowhere near the truck.

Anyone with information about the thefts is encouraged to call 911. It is unknown if the $20,000 reward offered by a classic motorcycle club for safe return of the bikes will be dolled out.

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