AMELIA COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Burglars in Amelia made off with motorcycles and equipment worth tens of thousands of dollars. Children in the family said they used the motocross bikes that were stolen in competitions.
May 11 is a day Steve Baughan will not forget. He was preparing to take his children out for a day of practice on their motocross bikes. Instead, he came to the garage and saw that $30,000 worth of equipment was gone.
Motocross has been a part of the Baughan family for years.
“My kids, they race multiple different things, we ride together as fun and racing,” Baughan said.
Three bikes, a Honda, Yamaha and KTM, were stolen from the family. Baughan says his game camera captured a person who he thinks is the culprit.
“It wasn’t just the bikes, it was a lot of the helmets I had, a lot of the kids riding gears, tools, and thousands of dollars and parts and accessories for the bikes,” he said.
One of the bikes stolen was dedicated to a family member who passed away. Baughan filed a report with the Sheriff’s Office with hopes deputies can track down the suspects.
“I don’t know what to do from here,” he said, “it’s just heartbreaking.”
Since the break-in, Baughan has added more cameras and boarded up the doors and windows for extra security.
“You can’t replace what I had here,” Baughan said. “I’d like to see them come back, if not, I’d like to see them in jail.”
The Baughan family has put competing on hold as they work to recover the rest of their stolen equipment.