Mum's anger after bike stolen

A MUM is offering a cash reward today after her son's Christmas was spoiled by thieves who took his treasured bike. Ryan Bloomer, 12, had sold his handheld PSP computer and saved his birthday money to buy the distinctive blue GT BMX for £200.

A MUM is offering a cash reward today after her son's Christmas was spoiled by thieves who took his treasured bike. Ryan Bloomer, 12, had sold his handheld PSP computer and saved his birthday money to buy the distinctive blue GT BMX for £200.

But he was left downcast after thieves snatched the bike from a shed in the back garden of his home in Landseer Road.

Now his mother, Anne, has appealed to anyone who knows about the burglary to get in touch with her.

She said: “Ryan was devastated by it. It is a horrible thing to happen in the run-up to Christmas.

“He was going to go to the shops for me when he found out it had been taken.

“He was gutted - at first he thought someone was messing about. He is still upset and a lot of other children were out riding new bikes over Christmas.”

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The thieves struck some time between 6.45pm on Friday, December 14 and 12.45pm on Saturday, December 15.

Miss Bloomer, 30, said she believed they had targeted her son's bike because they did not take another which was also stored in the shed, and belonged to Ryan's eight-year-old sister, Kayleigh.

She added: “Whoever it was wanted Ryan's bike - but it was his pride and joy.”

Ryan's Christmas was tarnished by the loss of the bike although Miss Bloomer said that getting other presents had since helped to cheer him up a bit.

Now the boy, a keen footballer and gymnast, is saving up for another bike, but it will be a few months before he can afford one.

A spokesman for Suffolk Police confirmed they are investigating the burglary of a building in Landseer Road.

Miss Bloomer is offering a £50 reward to anyone who can provide information leading to the return of the bike. The blue GT BMX has white handlebars and a red brake cable.

Anyone with information should call her on 01473 405252 or Suffolk police on 01473 613500.

n. Have you been the victim of thieves this Christmas? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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