There's been an increasing number of motorcycle thefts here in Japan, mainly of expensive Harley-Davidsons.
Bikes are simply scooped up off the street by professional theft rings for sale elsewhere in Asia. It's seen as a low-risk, high-reward crime.
Not in Burundi, though:
Suspected motorcycle thieves burned aliveDon't worry, guy -- I have a feeling they will.
15 February 2005
Two suspected motorcycle taxi thieves were burned alive and killed on Tuesday in a busy section of the Burundian capital, witnesses said.
The two men, who had allegedly recently stolen a motorbike in Bujumbura, were chased down by dozens of enraged motorcycle taxi drivers.
The drivers then "necklaced" the men by placing gasoline-filled tires around their necks and setting them ablaze, the witnesses said.
"We have just finished off these two robbers as an example," one of the drivers who participated said. "These motorbike thieves must stop."
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