News

Children devastated by theft

Lucia Nykvist and Slade Vidgen are devastated over the theft of their trail bikes.
Lucia Nykvist and Slade Vidgen are devastated over the theft of their trail bikes. Mairi Manley

TWO young Tugun motorbike enthusiasts have been devastated by the theft of their trail bikes.

Slade Vidgen, 13, and Lucia Nykvist, 8, returned from their Easter holidays this week to find the three bikes had been stolen from their back shed.

Slade's mother, Leslie said the family was disappointed and shaken by the theft.

"The only access to the shed is via the front gate," she said.

"The thieves seemed to know about the bikes, where they were and how to access them.

"It's a real blow to the children.

"It has put a real damper on what had been a great holiday."

The Yamaha peewee 50, Kawasaki KX60 and Yamaha TTR 125 weren't new bikes, but were important features of the kids' lives.

"We hope someone might have seen something and will contact the Coolangatta police with information," Ms Vidgen said.

"The neighbours heard nothing, so the thieves had to push the bikes a fair way without starting them."

Ms Vidgen said another bike, a YZ450 had also been stolen in the same street in the last week.

"We have lived here for 10 years without incident," she said.

"It's a shame we have to start worrying about who's about."

Topics:  children, motorbike, police, theft, tugun



VIDEO: Great-grandma sky dives with her doctor into Kirra

FREE FALLING: Betty Gregory skydives over Kirra Beach.

A PALM Beach great-grandmother has gone skydiving with her GP

Banana Festival makes a splash

Redland Shire Marching Drum band.

The Tweed Valley Banana Festival was a huge success.

Creating maximum potential in our youth

FUTURE LEADERS: Eight students and their mentors participated in the Max Potential program.

Students show their max potential in the community.

Latest deals and offers

Australian Survivor's Peter: I'm no quitter

Australian Survivor contestant Peter Fiegehen.

ILLNESS forces castaway's early exit from Samoa.

Diva's sister on soliciting charge

FILE - In this May 14, 2016 file photo, Mariah Carey attends the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, in New York. Carey will appear on the Oct. 5 episode of the Fox series, \"Empire,\" the network confirmed Monday at a TV critics bi-annual press tour. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Mariah Carey's sister has been arrested on charges of prostitution.

Tom Cruise private jets his gym kit around the world

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise charters private to take his gym kit around the world

Movie behind Depp and Heard split to be released

Soon you'll be able to see the movie that ended the marriage

Bindi's boyfriend helps release huge croc

Chandler (far right) helped the jump team.

Chandler Powell helps catch Duncan the croc

Mick Jagger to pay £2.5m to the woman carrying his baby

Mick Jagger is reportedly paying millions to pregnant ballerina

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

Investors eye Gladstone's $4m island with resort approval

UP FOR SALE: Turtle Island is on the market.

CHINESE and Sydney investors flag interest in Gladstone island.

Take a sneak peek at this $19m Whitsunday mansion

Mandalay House features a private helipad.

Mandalay is currently on the market with an asking price of $19m