AUBURN - Police dispatched to Zabelle Avenue and Caroline Street on Saturday, July 3, in response to a report of two dirt bikes riders in the road around 7:20 PM.
The officer responding to the call arrived at the scene and observed a dirt bike in a U-Haul truck near the area of the report. The officer attempted to speak with a group of people in the area. Individuals within the group were not cooperative, according to the Auburn Police Department.
A brief investigation revealed the individuals with the U-Haul purchased the bike for $1,500 using the mobile app “CashApp.” The owner of the bike reported it stolen in Worcester on July 1.
After additional investigation, an Auburn Police detective obtained a search warrant for a locked garage behind a home on Caroline Street.
Inside the garage, police discovered nine dirt bikes. Investigators confirmed six of those as reported stolen. The Auburn Police department says it suspects the other three bikes are also stolen.
The Auburn Police department did not release any information on arrests or pending charges.
The investigation is ongoing.