Holiday ruined as bike thief strikes
LEE Hughes won't be going to Stockland Rockhampton anytime soon after a bandit stole his holiday fun on day one of the school break.
With two working parents, the 14-year-old's main form of transport was his push-bike - that was until Monday.
After a quick visit, Lee and his mate returned to the car park - where his bike had been locked-up - to find it was missing.
“I just want my bike back, it was a really low act,” Lee said.
Officer in Charge of Rockhampton Property Squad, Senior Constable Dane Sheriton, says there are about 50 cycles in the property holding yard at Rockhampton Police Station.
The stored bikes had either been handed in after being found abandoned or have been identified by police as stolen.
Lee said not having his bike would mean relying on his mum, who worked long hours as it was.
“It has ruined my holidays,” he said.
Lee said he wanted whoever was responsible for the burglary to own up to police.
His mum Paula said she bought the $1350 bike for Lee's 12th birthday along with a $50 helmet that was also taken.
Senior Constable Sheriton urged owners to engrave their bicycles so police can identify recovered property.
Police know the serial number of Lee's bike.