Two girls, 8 and 9, woke up on Saturday morning to find their Christmas present, two bikes, missing.
Two girls, 8 and 9, woke up on Saturday morning to find their Christmas present, two bikes, missing. Contributed

UPDATE: Stolen bikes returned to the rightful owners

UPDATE 12PM TUESDAY: THERE were two very happy girls yesterday as their Christmas presents were returned to them.

The eight and nine year-old girls had their thumpstar pit bikes stolen on Saturday morning.

Thieves had broken panels of the Koongal home fence to get in.

Police media reported the bikes were recovered from an address in Labanka Close in Gracemere around 12.10pm on Monday.

No one has been charged yet but police are following up leads and it is believed they have suspects.

Two young girls are very happy to get their bikes back after they were stolen on Saturday, just days after they got them for Christmas. They were recovered on Monday.
Two young girls are very happy to get their bikes back after they were stolen on Saturday, just days after they got them for Christmas. They were recovered on Monday. Contributed

SATURDAY 1PM: JUST days after Santa came down the chimney, two Rockhampton children have woken to find their Christmas presents missing.

Their presents, two 2018 125cc thumpstar pit bikes, were stolen from their backyard in Roselt St, Koongal.

Both bikes have training wheels on them and are green, black and white in colour.

Two 2018 thumpstar pit bikes were stolen from the backyard in Roselt St, Koongal.
Two 2018 thumpstar pit bikes were stolen from the backyard in Roselt St, Koongal. Contributed

Mum Teagan Harbutt says the bikes were tied down to a motorbike trailer in the carport with all fences closed.

The thieves have "busted through the fence panels to get to them”.

Broken fence panels where the thieves gained access to steal the bikes.
Broken fence panels where the thieves gained access to steal the bikes. Contributed

Mum says the children, who are eight and nine, are devastated and just want their bikes back.

The girls Christmas Day ready to try out their new motorbikes all kitted up in their new safety gear.
The girls Christmas Day ready to try out their new motorbikes all kitted up in their new safety gear. Contributed

The girls Christmas Day ready to try out their new motorbikes all kitted up in their new safety gear.
The girls Christmas Day ready to try out their new motorbikes all kitted up in their new safety gear. Contributed

It is believed the bikes were stolen between 1am and 7.30am, Saturday morning.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Policelink on 131 444 or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.



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