HASTINGS police have caught nine illegal mini bike riders and seized their bikes in and around Hastings and Crib Point.
Acting Sergeant Andrew Ross said the community response to a police request for assistance had been “very welcome”, as it was “local information” that often helped solve crimes.
Sergeant Ross said illegal mini bikes which were not registered or had not passed safety tests were a danger to pedestrians, other road users and their riders.
Having a mini bike impounded can be expensive, with owners given 28 days to collect them from the wreckers before they are crushed. Collecting them within the 28 days still comes with fees set by the wreckers, including towing costs.
Victoria Police is continuing to target illegal mini bike riders during Operation Crush, which was launched on Sunday.