Motorcycle used to promote cancer awareness stolen

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - A North Charleston man is asking for help to find his stolen motorcycle.

It's a special motorcycle Jim Jones rode to raise money for cancer research.

The motorcycle was stolen early Monday morning from Triangle Rent A Car on Savannah Highway.

Jones left the 2010 Harley Davidson in their parking lot after renting a vehicle.

"I called up the store manager and asked him if he had it towed or not, and he said he hadn't, so we figured it was stolen," Jones said. "It has some sentimental value to me. I was a little upset. My sister is a cancer survivor."

It was Jones' sister who inspired him to turn his motorcycle into a machine to spread the word about cancer awareness.

"It had the melanoma cancer ribbon painted on either side of the gas tank and on the rear, 2011 Harley ride around us, miles for melanoma research painted on the back," he said. "I was hoping that it was going to be like a family legacy, but it's gone."

The only clue Charleston police apparently have is surveillance video that was taken from a camera inside the business.

According to an incident report, it shows a pickup truck with a trailer attached and two men loading the motorcycle onto the trailer. The thieves then apparently drove off in the direction of Interstate 526.

Jones says the thieves had to cut two locks to take the bike.

"For them to pick those two locks, get the bike into gear and get it up on the trailer in less than five minutes, they had to know what they were doing."

But they most likely had no idea what the motorcycle meant to Jones.

"I just hope they will get caught and put an end to this," he said.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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