A teenager has been left devastated after a thief made off with his bike.
Kage Piper, 14, used all his birthday money to help pay for the blue and black 27-gear Norco Storm, only to have it pinched three weeks later.
His mum, Nicola, said Kage was with friends at the Tilgate Forest Golf Centre at around 4pm on Sunday (March 7) when the bike was taken.
She added: “They were at the driving range collecting golf balls and he turned round and the bike was gone.
“He was looking everywhere for it. To say he is devastated would be an under-statement.
“He goes out on the bike, he comes home, he washes it, he oils it. If he could put it in his bed he would.”
Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call police on 101 quoting serial 1011 of 7/3. Or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.