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Dirt bikers with shotguns suspected of damaging vehicles near Foresthill

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two dirt-bike riders armed with shotguns who are suspected of damaging a car and truck near Foresthill on Aug. 17, 2017.
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two dirt-bike riders armed with shotguns who are suspected of damaging a car and truck near Foresthill on Aug. 17, 2017.

Two men on dirt bikes are suspected of damaging a car and truck with shotgun blasts in the Foresthill area Thursday afternoon.

A man was hiking near Foresthill Road, about 3 1/2 miles from Deadwood Road, when he encountered two men in their early 30s riding dirt bikes, according to a Placer County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post. The dirt bikes were described as early 2000 KTM bikes, orange and white, four-stroke, with enduro gas tanks.

The hiker reported that the men were wearing orange-and-white riding gear with white riding boots. A blue milk crate was strapped to one of the dirt bikes, and a white ice chest was strapped to the back of the other. Both men were reportedly carrying shotguns on slings, one with a composite stock and one with a wood stock.

When the hiker returned to his truck and car, he found both damaged from shotgun blasts, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone who knows the men is asked to call the Placer County Sheriff’s Office at 530-886-5375. Those who wish to remain anonymous and to be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 if the tip leads to an arrest should call Placer County Crime Stoppers at 800-923-8191, or submit a tip online at placercrimestoppers.com.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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