Thieves Steal Christmas Present

29 December 2011, 11:29 | Updated: 29 December 2011, 11:36

Police are trying to find a 13 year old girl's mountain bike Christmas present, which was stolen just moments after she'd unwrapped it.

The white and purple bike was taken from outside her home in Fellows Way in Stevenage yesterday.

She'd only unwrapped it then because her mum's in hospital having a baby.

The teenager had gone inside to ask for help lowering the seat and when she came back out it had disappeared. 

Police are keen to speak to a man who was seen near her home shortly before it went missing as they think he might be a witness to what happened. 

PC Dale Morris said: 'She was really excited to get the bike and of course is absolutely devastated that it has been taken'.

Anyone with information is being asked to ring the non emergency number 101.