This child’s bike was stolen from outside a house in Catterick Garrison.
The bike was one of three taken from the town over the last week.
The racing bike pictured was taken between 1am and 10am on Sunday from the Loos Road area of the town.
The bike belonged to an eight-year-old girl and was bought by her parents for her to practice for triathlon competitions.
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The mother says the family is devastated by the theft.
She said: “We saved up and purchased this bike her to use in her triathlon training, which she absolutely adores and puts so much effort into.
“This is her pride and joy which she rides every chance she gets and is really gutted that someone has taken it.”
The theft has been reported to the police. Anyone with information should call North Yorkshire Police on 101.
Police also say that sometime between 7.30pm and 11pm on Monday a garden shed was broken into and a black and red framed cycle was stolen from Tumbledown Close.
On the same day another cycle theft was reported to police that may have occurred anytime between June 7 and 11 in Stanley Close.
A police spokesperson said: “Please be aware that bikes are being stolen and whenever possible please try and keep them secured.”
Anyone who believes they saw these bikes being stolen please call NYP via the 101 number and quote reference number 12180103919.