Thieves disrupt training for national ranking junior
PROMISING Rockhampton motocross rider Ty Pearce is in a dark mood.
The top-10 ranked national junior motocross rider's training plans for a major upcoming event have backfired after thieves stole his 2012 KTM150 motorbike was stolen from his Yeppoon home.
Along with the bike, helmets, armour, knee pads, boots and goggles and his brother Blair's bike gear were also stolen.
The 15-year-old and his mum, Kim, yesterday issued a plea for anyone who knew about the theft to come forward.
for the bike and his belongings to be returned.
His family faced forking out an extra $12,000 for a new bike just so he can train for the Shell Series junior motocross event in the Sunshine Coast in February.
Ty had little to say to the thieves.
"Give my things back scum."
The offenders broke the lock to Ty's parents' garage and stole the items. Among the stolen goods were two 20L drums of fuel.
Kim said the offenders also gained entry to their cars but nothing was taken.
"It's like they knew what they came for," he said.
"My husband had tools and generators in the shed but they didn't take any of those items.
"Ty can't do any independent pre-season training, he has to use his brother Blair's bike now."
Blair owns a KMT250 motorbike.
"We have worked hard for Ty to be in this sport ... it's heartbreaking and now we have to start again.
"This sport isn't like tennis or cricket where if someone steals your racquet or bat you can buy another one.
"We have to buy a new bike and then on top of that have things on it fixed like suspension and the exhaust ... it's not cheap."
Ty wanted to thank family, friends and supporters for their help trying to find the items.