At first, they went round and round in circles looking for the culprit.
But keeping a secret will tire anyone. So eventually the thief spoke up and admitted his crime.
Harlem Tangaroa was charged with theft for intentionally and dishonestly removing the wheels of the motorcycle, which were valued at $300 each.
And this week in court, the rubber hit the road – and he pleaded guilty.
Tangaroa will be sentenced before three Justices of the Peace on December 3.