Bike theft a big blow to couple
A COFFS HARBOUR couple trying to make a go of their business remain stunned by a brazen robbery.
Marika Potts and Scott O'Donnell say the theft of a trail bike from their Lawson Crescent motorcycle shop couldn't have come at a worse time.
They've made a public appeal through the Advocate in the hope the bike can be found.
“It's very heartbreaking to know that someone could do this when we ourselves are struggling to stay open,” Ms Potts said.
“Scott has had to take on a second job to keep our business up and running. We used Scott's wages from his second job to purchase the 90cc motorbike as well as a children's 50cc quad to see if it would bring some business for Christmas and now one of the bikes has gone.”
The 90cc Odes trail bike, worth $1150, was taken from outside the premises last week.
“I actually saw a male pushing a small motorbike into the Lawson Crescent bush tracks. When I saw him I yelled out but couldn't chase him because the other bikes were still set up and I couldn't leave the shop unattended,” Ms Potts said.
“He was dressed in long white trousers and light-coloured clothing. There was also a young female walking along the road at the time but I didn't think anything of it.”
Ms Potts said she was shocked to think such a theft could happen in broad daylight.
“What a hide, what scum,” she said.
“We are now only living on one income, mortgage to pay, paying off a car, raising teenage children, we are struggling and some scum does this.
“The person that has done this probably has more money to spend on themselves than we can afford to spend on ourselves. They should be ashamed of themselves.”
The stolen bike has a black frame, a black seat as well as black, red and white graphics.
Contact Coffs Harbour police on 6652 0299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1800 333 000 end_of_the_skype_highlighting if you can help with the investigation.