A STUNT cycling enthusiast was left devastated after thieves stole his custom built BMX bike.
Max Daniels, 14, who travels to trail parks across the North West, has made a heartfelt plea to the people who took his stunt bike, worth almost £1,000, to return it.
Max, of The Corners, Cleveleys, had spent months buying parts for the bike which is black in colour with one purple pedal and purple handlebars.
A second bike, a smoky grey Haro Forum Counterpart Lite bike with luminous yellow stickers on the frame and handlebars saying ‘Mountain Juice’, worth £350 was also stolen.
He said: “Me and my brother share bikes and this must be the twentieth one that has been stolen.
“I’m really upset and angry about it. I’ve had so many taken and I don’t know why it keeps happening.”
Mum Lisa Daniels, 38, said: “I heard noises in the garden so phoned the police but because I hadn’t seen anyone to identify them I did not get an immediate response.
“Max and I ran down the street but unfortunately we couldn’t see anyone, he was gutted, of course. He had spent months fine tuning the BMX.
“He loves bikes, he is a real fan of extreme sports and is always down at the skate track so he was heart broken when his favourite bike was taken.”
Lisa believes the bikes could still be in the local area as one of them was spotted outside Subway on Victoria Road West, Cleveleys.
She said: “We reported the theft in August but so far the police haven’t been able to shed any light on it.
“The most annoying thing is there will be kids out there riding around on Max’s bike.
It’s not just the money it is the fact that it is Max’s property.
“Max just wants his bike back because it is special”
PC Julie Moreau, Community Beat Manager for the area said: “We hope someone can shed some light on this as we would love Max to have his bikes back or at least catch whoever took them.
“We have looked through CCTV footage and our PCSO’s have a full description of the bikes and continue to look out for them on their rounds.
“We would urge anyone with information to get in touch with the police.”
Anyone who can help is asked to call Lancashire Police on 08451 253545