Bundy kid's present stolen

FOUR-YEAR-OLD Bailey Anderson is still struggling to understand what happened to his brand new motorbike after it was allegedly stolen from his grandparents' vehicle in Ipswich on Saturday night.

“I broke down in tears because of the look on Bailey's face,” mum Alicia Anderson said.

“He was gutted, and he said 'Mama don't cry, Santa stole it and will give it back at Christmas'.”

In what became a holiday from hell for the Bundaberg family, Mrs Anderson decided to go and visit her husband Adam in Ipswich where he was doing training courses for work.

Specifically choosing accommodation that had a secure and gated car park, Mrs Anderson and Bailey arrived in the city during the school holidays.

On Saturday the couple picked the motorbike up that they had been looking at for their son's birthday present.

Thinking they would call their insurance company on Sunday to arrange cover the couple parked the car, which belonged to Adam's parents, in the car park.

It had the motorbike inside it.

During the evening Mrs Anderson said a man broke into the car park and after popping a window off the car, he allegedly stole the motorbike.

The upset mum wanted to warn other people that just because a car park was gated, it did not make it secure.

“It would just be good to make people aware to make sure places they book are actually secure, and to have insurance from the get-go,” Mrs Anderson said.

Now $1800 worse off, but wiser for the experience, the Andersons simply cannot afford another motorbike for their son.

Plain clothes Constable Kel Hutley said a man had been arrested in relation to the incident and charged with unlawfully entering the vehicle and stealing the motorbike.

But the detective said the man no longer had the motorbike.

“With these sorts of matters the property is usually disposed of pretty quickly,” Constable Hutley said.

He said 'Mama don't cry, Santa stole it and will give it back at Christmas' Alicia Anderson


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