UNLUCKY Joshua Stobart had his top-of-the-range bike stolen on the first day of his new job.
The 16-year-old had chained up the brand-new bicycle outside Shirley Railway Station last Thursday (July 28).
But thieves used bolt-cutters to snap the chain and the bike was long gone by the time Joshua returned that evening.
The former Tudor Grange Academy pupil had saved-up money from part time jobs to buy the £550 bike.
Dad Antony, of nearby Moorlands Drive, warned other cyclists to be on their guard.
“I’m pretty sure these were professionals and the bike will already be out of the area,” he said.
“This was Joshua’s first day working at a cycle shop in Birmingham and we’re obviously very angry.
“He had bought the bike himself from money that he’d saved-up, it was less than a month old.”
The Trek road bike had dropped handlebars and a black, white and red colour scheme.
It had been chained-up at 8am and was stolen from the station sometime during the day.
British Transport Police are investigating the theft, though it’s not thought the culprit was caught on CCTV.
l If you have any information or think you have been offered the bike for sale call 0800 40 50 40.