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October 13, 2016 at 1:49 pm #14577EddiebKeymaster
Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter
- Town/City: Tauranga
- Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
Police say they are unable to pin down traffic offences committed in footage which has emerged of South Auckland street gang members riding motocross bikes recklessly on public roads.
Police say the footage dates to 2015, but it has only emerged online within the past month.
The footage has only been posted online within the past month, but police told 1 News Now it shows a period of time around March of 2015, when large groups of Killer Beez gang members took to riding around the South Auckland suburb of Otara.
In the videos, riders identifying with the Killer Beez can be seen doing long wheelies at speed on public roads, riding at speed on footpaths and close to on-coming traffic on the wrong side of the road.
A police spokesperson told 1 News Now the offending was difficult to police due to the mobility of the vehicles involved.
Counties Manukau District Road Policing Manager, Inspector Rodney Honan, said “a number of steps were taken at the time to reduce any risk to members of the public, including the use of Eagle Helicopter, our District Command Centre and patrols.”
“Our intelligence team also noted the vehicles being used and took steps to try and identify those involved. This was unsuccessful.”
Many of the bikes shown in the videos appear to lack number plates, and 1 News Now understands that some of the bikes were stolen property.
Police said the bike gangs seemed to have been inactive since footage was filmed last year.
We urge anyone who witnesses this type of behaviour to contact police immediately”
Inspector Rodney Honan
It shows a complete lack of regard for their own safety and the safety of others” Inspector Rodney Honan
“While we have not seen this type of behaviour for some time, it shows a complete lack of regard for their own safety and the safety of others,” Inspector Honan said.
“We urge anyone who witnesses this type of behaviour, or knows that people may be in possession of stolen goods to contact police immediately.”
Who are the Killer Beez?
The Killer Beez are a large South Auckland street gang which was formed in 2003 in Otara.
They base their style and activities on Los Angeles street gangs, dressing in yellow colours with jewellery while also showing appreciation for various forms of rap and hip-hop music.
They were formerly headed by Josh Masters, who was known for his kickboxing as well as for being a former vice-president of the Tribesmen motorcycle gang.
Masters was arrested as part of a large police sting in 2008 along with members of both the Tribesmen and Killer Beez.
He was subsequently charged with money laundering, supplying methamphetamine and conspiring to supply methamphetamine, and was convicted in 2012 before being sentenced to 10 years and five months in prison.
It’s believed that there are still hundreds of associates, and there are more than 100 confirmed members currently in prison.October 13, 2016 at 2:36 pm #14582Joost Stenfert KroeseGuest
Natural selection at work !October 13, 2016 at 4:36 pm #14584Sean GrayGuest
Get a big truck and run the fucker over!October 13, 2016 at 4:36 pm #14585Sean GrayGuest
But then again that’s someones stolen bike we don’t want to crush.October 13, 2016 at 6:36 pm #14588Paul Crash CarterGuest
Ummmm they used to keep a few shops in sth akld afloat walking in with big rolls of cash buying new NZ bikes then riding them home…. A lot of the hood in sth akld is criss crossed with walkways and parks, making MX bikes the ideal tool for delivering P hard to catch easy to hide ….October 13, 2016 at 6:36 pm #14589Robert BarracloughGuest
Altough probably just driving in a 1.3 corrola would attract a lot less attention and reduce the chances of getting caught in the long run.October 13, 2016 at 7:36 pm #14590Keith FenwickGuest
I saw one of these guys just about get bowled by a car turning across the road without looking the other day while he was wheeling down the roadOctober 13, 2016 at 8:36 pm #14592Mark ClaasenGuest
Oops I didn’t think anyone was watchingOctober 13, 2016 at 8:36 pm #14593Robert BarracloughGuest
Im kinda failing to feel any kind of outrage. How do they know the bikes were stolen if they didnt catch or identify any of them. Pretty harmless fun really. Who doesnt like to wheelie? Considering the lack of any real occupation or opportunities for young guys in auckland id be happy if this was the worst they got up to….October 13, 2016 at 8:36 pm #14594Paul Crash CarterGuest
Check out the 12 o’clock boys movie haha gangs in USA ?October 13, 2016 at 8:36 pm #14595Robert BarracloughGuest
Yeah i have seen that, they somehow make wheelies uncoolOctober 13, 2016 at 10:37 pm #14602Hàdge HaineGuest
Yep shorts and a dirt bike… wrong colors though didn’t you read the police’s official statement “they wear yellow and jewellery, and listen to rap music and hip hop”…October 13, 2016 at 10:37 pm #14603Mark ClaasenGuest
It was the previous owner riding after I had had a go and obviously he is not as cool as me 🙂October 13, 2016 at 10:37 pm #14604Hàdge HaineGuest
Personally if they owned the bikes (ie not stolen) had some gears and not shorts and skate shoes (cause when they come off whos acc is paying for their motorcycle injury) and kept to the correct side of the road and had better taste in music, i would possibly like their videos… we all like to ride and ride with friends. But when one persons socializing is the antisocial to the majority it affects everyone on dirt bikes… two reasons i won’t be riding around the streets od south Auckland
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