Motorcycle recovered in California 46 years after theft

Authorities say a Nebraska man is getting his motorcycle back — 46 years after it was stolen from his backyard. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the bike was recovered last week on its way to Japan.

This undated photo provided by the U.S. Customs & Border Protection shows a recently recovered a 1953 Triumph motorcycle which was stolen more than 46 years ago from its owner�s backyard in Omaha, Nebraska in 1967. On October 30, 2013, CBP seized the vehicle, then turned it over to California Highway Patrol who will return the bike to its original owner, who is in his 70s now and still lives in Omaha. (AP Photo/U.S. Customs & Border Protection)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a Nebraska man is getting his motorcycle back — 46 years after it was stolen from his backyard.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Monday the black and blue 1953 Triumph Tiger 100 was recovered last week at the Port of Los Angeles. It was on its way to Japan, with its value listed as $9,000.

The bike was reported stolen in February 1967. It was worth $300 then and wasn't insured.

The California Highway Patrol will return the bike to its original owner, who is now in his 70s and still lives in Omaha, Neb. His name was not released.

Associated Press
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