Mystery biker terrorises suburbs

2014-06-17 00:00

A MYSTERY biker — clad in black and cruising the streets of Glenwood and Umbilo — has given residents the jitters with his backfiring motorbike.

Social media reports have placed the “dark rider” throughout the area ranging from times such as 1.30 am to 4 am in the morning on any given day.

Completely covered in black clothing including a balaclava, initial reports claimed the biker was armed and would shoot randomly while driving around.

But now witnesses have told Bul­wer Community Safety Forum chairperson Heather Rorick that the biker has set his exhaust to backfire “as loud as a gunshot”.

“Security guards near a Glenwood pub told us the biker randomly stops and starts revving until his bike backfires. He then disappears. He is obviously doing this on purpose. With the recent tensions in the area people are on edge so this type of behaviour causes unnecessary tension,” said Rorick.

Last week Glenwood and Umbilo erupted into violence when men believed to be from Dalton hostel attacked a large homeless group living in Botha’s Park. The park and the homeless are now under continuous police guard.

She said the biker has been reported to the Umbilo police.

“It is a matter of time until the biker is caught as more and more people are aware of the situation.”

The presence of the biker has been posted on the Glenwood/Glenmore Community Watch Facebook page.


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