US Tourist’s Australian Adventure Halted by Motorbike Theft in Mount Gravatt

A US tourist’s journey around Australia ended abruptly when his Honda Crf 250L motorbike was stolen from his accommodation on Creek Rd, Mount Gravatt.

Philadelphia native Max Cramer was completing a lap of Australia on a motorbike when his vehicle went missing on Wednesday, 10 April 2024.

The alleged offenders didn’t stop at the motorbike. They also reportedly used Mr Cramer’s bank card, found in the tank bag on the bike, at a nearby service station before he could freeze it.

Max Cramer and his bike
Photo Credit: TikTok / @maxterpiecemoto

Mr Cramer was living in Broome, Western Australia in June 2023. He initially came to work at a kangaroo rehabilitation centre, with no grand adventure in mind.

However, after spotting a Honda Crf 250L on a marketplace, he embarked on a trip around the country, whose size he admits he underestimated.

Max Cramer travels across Australia
Photo Credit: TikTok / @maxterpiecemoto

His trips took him from Broome along the Western Australia coastline, across the Nullarbor Plain, into South Australia, and onto Victoria. He then crossed Bass Strait into Tasmania, before going up to Sydney and into Queensland.

He arrived in Brisbane in March 2024 and decided to settle in and look for a job, while waiting for the wet season up north to pass.

Max Cramer stays in Mount Gravatt
Photo Credit: TikTok / @maxterpiecemoto

Less than a month after arriving in Queensland, he fell victim to the state’s crime crisis. Despite coming to terms with the loss of his motorcycle, Mr Cramer remains determined to complete his journey.


This is the end of the trip. If anyone can help in anyway find the bike message me. Sorry guys, I wanted to complete the jounrey.

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The Queensland Police Service is appealing for information after the alleged motorbike theft in Mount Gravatt.

Investigations indicate that the red 2017 Honda CRF250 with Western Australian registration BM80234 was stolen from a Creek Road residence between 10 and 11 April.

Published 20-April-2024

Violent Assault Outside World Gym in Mt Gravatt

A local resident fell victim to a violent assault outside the World Gym in Mt Gravatt. The incident took place on the evening of 12 March 2024, leaving the community in shock.

The assailant had a calculated plan. After a workout session, he stepped out of the gym and waited for an hour. When his target, a 21-year-old from Spring Mountain, left the gym, the assailant struck him without warning, landing a forceful punch to the victim’s face.

The young man was rushed to Princess Alexandra Hospital with his nose severely broken. The assailant, however, made a swift exit in a car, disappearing before he could be apprehended.

The police have reason to believe that the two men were not strangers. They have identified the assailant, but he remains at large, yet to be charged.

Published 13-March-2024

Local Teen Arrested Over Property Crimes in Mt Gravatt

A local teen has been apprehended by the police, following a series of alleged property crimes that have been plaguing Brisbane since mid-February.

The 17-year-old lad has been accused of a string of offences. Allegations link him to property crimes committed in Mt Gravatt, as well as Camp Hill, in the early morning of 26 February.

He also allegedly nicked a Lexus from a Newport residence in the wee hours of 23 February. He’s also implicated in the theft of a Ford Ranger and an Audi from Carina Heights, which reportedly took place close to midnight on 24 February.

The Upper Mount Gravatt Criminal Investigation Branch and Tactical Crime Squad led to the boy’s location at a Chermside unit on 26 February.

The charges against him are serious and numerous, totalling 18. These include seven instances of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, nine instances of entering a dwelling with criminal intent, and two attempts at the same.

The lad was denied police bail and is due to appear at the Brisbane Children’s Court today, 27 February.

The police are now investigating potential connections between these crimes and similar ones reported in Hawthorn and Ascot over the past weekend. The investigation continues.

If you have any information that could assist the police, you can contact Policelink online at or call 131 444, 24 hours a day.

You can also report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at

When providing information, please quote these reference numbers: QP2400314411, QP2400327710, QP2400327223, QP2400325754, QP2400327052.

Published 27-February-2024