A Dundee mechanic has been left “devastated” after his pride and joy motorbike was stolen.
David McIntosh had been storing his “mint condition” Suzuki TU250X in his sister-in-law Joyce Milton’s garage at her home, as he did not want to leave it outside his tenement block in Stobswell.
However, on Tuesday morning, Joyce noticed that the garage, on McNabb Street in the city’s Maryfield area, was open and the bike was gone.
David, who works at Esplanade Motors in Broughty Ferry, said: “It is heartbreaking — I am absolutely gutted.
“I bought the bike in April as a 60th birthday present to myself.
“I used to ride motorbikes for years, so I thought it would be a great way to feel young again.
“The bike is about 18 years old and it is a limited edition build. I have kept it in mint condition and would say it is worth roughly £1,200.
“I am heartbroken and really angry that this has happened.
“The night before it was stolen, I was watching one of my favourite films, Silver Dream Racer, which is all about motorbikes.
“When I was watching it, I was thinking about getting out on my bike next year and planning it. It is sad that now it won’t happen. When Joyce phoned me the next morning to tell me it was gone, I was just devastated.
“I really hope I will get it back, but I know that in this day and age it is very unlikely.
“I contacted the police, but they have not come back to me with any new information.”
Police Scotland was approached for comment, but had not responded at the time of going to press.