CHILDREN and parents have been advised to keep their bikes safe during the school holidays after a boy had his bicycle stolen.
The ten year old left his bike unlocked for a short time outside the Spar shop in Gunville Road, Newport just after 9pm on Saturday.
When he returned, he found it was missing.
The stolen bike, a white Onza Rip trails bike, looks like a BMX but without a seat post or saddle. It has black handlebars and forks and 20 inch wheels.
Police Constable Steve Quelch said: "There was a constant stream of customers in and out of the store at the time of the theft and I’d like to hear from anyone who witnessed the theft of the bike. You may have seen it being ridden away from the shop or been offered it for sale.
"I’d like to take this opportunity to remind people never to leave their bicycles unlocked and unattended even for a short time."
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Quelch or PC Olivia Peachey at Newport police station by phoning 101.