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Man Charged Over Quad Bike Theft - The Machine's Still Missing

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A quad bike has been stolen from Parramatta Park.

A Mount Sheridan man is accused of taking it from a motorcycle dealership last week.

It will be alleged a man attended the Water Street dealership at around 4.30pm on Thursday May 9 and said he was interested in buying the quad bike.

Staff wheeled the machine to the footpath area and started the engine to demonstrate the bike to the man, at which point he sat on the bike and suddenly rode off along Water Street after which staff lost sight of him.

The incident was reported to police however the offender or the bike were not able to be located.

At around 1.30pm on Wednesday afternoon, police were conducting unrelated inquiries in Anderson Street at Manunda when they sighted a man alleged to have been a person of interest.

The man was told to stop, however he dropped his bicycle and ran off. Police have chase and the man was taken into custody shortly afterward.

The 26-year-old Mount Sheridan man was charged with entering premises and stealing the bike, possession of a dangerous drug, obstructing police
and contravening a requirement.

He has been remanded to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on June 3.

Police are seeking assistance from the community to locate the stolen quad bike. It is a 2009 Yamaha Raptor 700SE and is red in colour.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via
crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.