Thief takes boy's bike

PUBLISHED: 14:01 19 August 2008 | UPDATED: 22:12 15 June 2010

A HONITON teenager was left devastated after a bike he saved up for was stolen.

A HONITON teenager was left devastated after a bike he saved up for was stolen.Aaron Chalk, 16, of St Cyres Road, said he was saddened somebody would steal his "pride and joy".Aaron saved £15-a-week from his paper round for several months to pay for the £400 Black GT Chucker mountain bike. He then added parts and made it his own.He said: "I'm gutted. I spent a lot of money on it. It makes me quite angry to think someone would do this. It would mean everything to me if it were returned. It was my pride and joy."Mother Lynn added: "He bought the bike more than a year ago and was over the moon. He was proud of it because it was his own. I think he's still in shock and can't believe someone has done this. Everybody knows it was his - and he would never do such a thing to anybody. He worked and worked for it. It's quite sad."She praised the police for their help and said they did not treat it as a trivial matter. The bike was stolen from their garden on Monday (August 11) between 1am and 7am. Contact police if you know where it is.

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