£500 reward offered following theft of motorcross bike from garage in Bury St Edmunds

Ollie Ward on his motorcross bike which was stolen from his garage in Bury St Edmunds

Ollie Ward on his motorcross bike which was stolen from his garage in Bury St Edmunds - Credit: Archant

A £500 reward has been offered to help find a Kawasaki KX85 motorcross bike stolen from a garage in Bury St Edmunds.

It was the pride and joy of 15-year-old enthusiast Ollie Ward, who lives in Maulkin Close, on the Moreton Hall estate.

It took place overnight on Wednesday and Thursday between 11pm and 8am said the teenager’s father Tim.

He said the raiders probably followed the couple home one day after Ollie had been out riding.

“They used a lot of force to open the garage doors and they will need replacing but Ollie is distraught at the theft of the bike.

“All his money went into that bike and he goes out to tracks at the weekend just for a social ride. And now a £500 reward is being offered for its safe return.”

A police spokeswoman said that investigations into the theft are continuing and anyone who can help track down the bike can call Mr Ward on 07739 701746 or call Suffolk police on 101.