Brooke and Cohen Evans and their dad Mick have had a very sad start to the holidays after a quad bike and bicycle were stolen from their home.
Brooke and Cohen Evans and their dad Mick have had a very sad start to the holidays after a quad bike and bicycle were stolen from their home. Scottie Simmonds

Thieves destroy kids' joy

COHEN Evans cannot understand why his dad can't bring back his stolen quad bike.

“Tell the baddies I want it back, then I can ride it again,” the six-year-old told his father, Mick Evans.

The red-and-white miniature four-wheeled bike was a birthday present for the boy just six weeks ago.

But thoughtless thieves stole not only young Cohen's pride and joy, but also a pink BMX bike belonging to his older sister Brooke.

Mr Evans said both bikes were stolen overnight on December 12, from the family's Olsen Street, East Bundaberg, home.

He said the bikes were both in the carport of the house, along with other equipment.

“They only took the new kids' bikes — not any of the adult things or the helmet that went with the quad bike,” Mr Evans said. “It upsets me that someone would do that to a kid. They were clearly not adults' bikes, they have taken the kids' joy away.”

The family knocked on doors trying to find if anyone had seen or heard anything, but there was no trace of the bikes.

Mr Evans said he feared a passer-by had decided to do a little light-fingered Christmas “shopping” for their own kids.

“We just hope that someone has seen their neighbour or someone they know come home with a brand new quad bike and a pink BMX,” he said.

Anyone with information should phone the police on 4153 9111.



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