By Brendan Rees
A 12-year-old boy has been “extremely heartbroken” after gutless thieves stole his BMX in broad daylight.
Jack had left his bike at the front of his Berwick home in Chase Estate between 6.30pm and 7pm on Thursday, 28 November.
However, when he returned to the bike about half-an-hour later it was gone.
His mum, Jodie said the bike was left near the front door which is about 15 metres from the front footpath.
“We have absolutely no idea, we thought it might be kids mucking around,” she said.
“Jack’s learnt his lesson that you can’t even leave a bike at the front door anymore.”
The bike, worth $1000, is described as an Eastern BMX with a black frame and beige tyres with a Casey Cycles sticker.
No CCTV cameras were available to capture the incident, Jodie said, who asked to withhold her surname.
“It’s a just a pain … we’re in a nice part of Berwick,” she said, adding “it’s showing what the world’s coming to these days.”
“Whoever it was actually walked up to the door and took the bike.
“His parents don’t want to fork out $1000 for a brand new bike,” she added.
The family have appealed to the public on social media in the hope the bike will be returned soon.
Narre Warren Police is investigating. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.