Cruel thieves steal child's bikes

A COUPLE today told how cruel thieves broke into their garage and stole motorbikes that were their young son's pride and joy.Samantha Saul and Kristan Hack have told how the garage at their home in Sheldrake Drive, Ipswich was broken into while the family slept and two motorcross bikes belonging to their eight-year-old son Colby were stolen.

A COUPLE today told how cruel thieves broke into their garage and stole motorbikes that were their young son's pride and joy.

Samantha Saul and Kristan Hack have told how the garage at their home in Sheldrake Drive, Ipswich was broken into while the family slept and two motorcross bikes belonging to their eight-year-old son Colby were stolen.

The break-in happened at 1.15am on Friday and despite a neighbour seeing the thieves and Mr Hack immediately launching a search, the thieves escaped.

“They cut the locks off the garage and took two motorcross bikes,” said Mr Hack, 28.

“We had only bought one of them at Christmas, Colby just hasn't said anything, he's like a zombie.”

The two bikes were a yellow Suzuki RM65 with Makita graphics, which Colby had just started to ride and a red and white LEM50 with red, white and purple graphics, which he had ridden while he was younger.

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“He does cycle speedway at Whitton at the moment but he wants to get into speedway as well,” said Mr Hack.

“He rides at various tracks to practice and he's only been learning how to use the gears on the new bike since Christmas.”

The Suzuki bike is valued at £1,200 and the LEM at £500 and Mr Hack, a crane driver at the Port of Felixstowe, said he is shocked anyone could steal from a child.

“The LEM was tucked right up at the back of the garage, so nobody would have known it was there. We thought it was well secured, there was three locks on the garage but obviously if they want to get in they will. My neighbour saw someone with one of the bikes but we couldn't find them, we drove all around the estate. They must have known it was there, they moved everything to get it out.

“I think people who would do that are wasters and the lowest of the low. When take something from a child like that it's the worst thing you can do.”

Anyone with information should call Ipswich Police on 01473 613500.

Have you been a victim of crime? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send us an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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