A BOY was left in tears after he discovered his birthday present had been stolen from a garden shed a day before his big day.

Three bikes in total were stolen from the Kos family's shed in Fairmount Road, Worcester on Tuesday May 26, the day before Dawid turned 12.

The family had planned to go on a bike ride around Worcester for the youngster’s special day.

His mum, Monica, said: “I was in shock when I discovered that my shed was empty. Dawid cried hard after his bike was stolen. He is still sad but what can we do?

“We have lost three bikes and one bike was a present to my son on his birthday. We have not got a lot of money. The people who did this are monsters.

“We like to ride our bikes and we do it often as a family.

“Dawid could not invite his friends on his birthday because of lockdown and that is why we decided to do a bike ride.”

The thieves also took the family’s garden gate. The padlock was cut off and damage was caused to the shed.

Mrs Kos, a support worker for young disabled people at Macintyre Care in Bromsgrove, added: “I need my bike to get to work and support my clients.

“We are from Poland and we work very hard. Dawid is British because he was born in Worcester.”

Dawid's dad, Jaroslaw Kos, added: “It’s a shame. We feel terrible and I hope the police find our bikes and catch the thieves. It was horrible for him.

"We have lived in the house for 11 years and always felt safe. Now we don’t feel as safe so we will be thinking about putting CCTV outside.

“For my son’s birthday we spent the time at home together and tried to celebrate in such sad times.”

The three mountain bikes were worth £900 in total and were stolen between 10pm and 6am. They were a red Trek 29”, black Trek 26” and a woman’s dark blue Carrera 28”.

If you have any information regarding the theft, call 101 quoting reference number 185-s-260520.

Another cyclist appealing to the public to help locate his stolen bike is Yago Terroba, from Worcester.

Mr Terroba's bike was taken on May 26 from outside Lidl in Newtown Road, despite him locking it to the fence next to the entrance before entering the supermarket at 2.15pm. When he came out of the shop at 2.30pm, his bike was gone and the lock chain was on the floor.

He said: “The thieves they knew what they were doing as they did it fairly quick while I was in the shop. It was a thin bicycle chain. Usually, I use two chains to lock it but this time I just used one.

"I want to make the neighbours aware to try to avoid more bike thefts. If you want to solve the ongoing issue of bikes being stolen you need to get to the root of the problem. There should be more parking options for bicycles to be secured safely. There’s plenty of parking for cars, but hardly any for bikes.”

The stolen bike is a red/orange GT mountain bike with a silver front and a grey band between the silver and orange.

Mr Terroba, who cycles daily, said: “I have had the bicycle since January. I have used it a lot and enjoyed it so much.

“I’m very annoyed that someone has stolen it, as it was my really beloved means of transport. We had plenty of adventures together."

If you have any information regarding the stolen bike, contact the police on 101 and quote crime reference number 373-S-260520.

Another bike was stolen from a garden shed in Malvern. The Voodoo Ivan mountain bike was taken on Thursday, May 28 at 12.18am from Moat Crescent.

The bike is described as grey with orange, yellow and green writing.

If you saw anything, call the police and quote incident number 0013S 280520.