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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



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