THIEVES have left two grieving teenage boys heartbroken after breaking into the family garage and stealing their prized motorcross bikes.
The burglary happened sometime overnight on Wednesday at the home of 16-year-old Jimmie Wilson-Pugh and his 13-year-old brother Joseph in Main Road, Parson Drove.
Their mum Jackie Wilson-Pugh said the determined thieves had jemmied the garage door bending it in their attempt to get into the garage.
She said the family’s dogs hadn’t barked while the culprits made off with Jimmie’s Royal Blue Yamaha YZ250 cc and Joseph’s lime green Kawasaki 50 cc machines bought with money left to the boys after their father was tragically killed six years ago.
Jackie explained the bikes were normally kept at Washbrook Farm near Doddington where the boys regular ride, but they had been brought home for a short while for some servicing and change of graphics.
“The bikes are not normally in the garage and they were the only things that were taken so it looks like they were specifically targeted, which makes it worse because it must be someone who knows the boys,” said Jackie.
She also explained the bikes, worth around £1,500 each, have great sentimental value because they were bought by the boys with money they received after their dad Jamie Pugh was killed in a road accident in the village on Boxing Day six years ago.
“The boys bought the bikes themselves with insurance money they got and have spent a lot of money and time doing them up. Jimmie has just had his bike resprayed. Their dad was into motorcross and they do it in his memory. They are very upset at the break-in and just want their bikes back,” explained Jackie.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the bikes should contact police on 01480-45674564 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800-555-111.