Video of the incident shows a front-end loader with a boom attached being used to break through the motorcycle shop window. The man then attached straps to two motorcycles and drove away with them.
Police caught up with the man as he was attempting to load the dirt bikes on a truck parked on the side of a street. The driver of the loader attempted to flee with the bikes still attached to the loader.
The bikes fell off as the police chased the man through suburban neighborhoods and over rail lines. Fortunately, due to the hour, no one was injured as a result of the incident, but the fugitive did damage several small fences and a train, reports Queensland Police News.