A teenage fundraiser’s bike was stolen in just a few seconds as he paid for a drink in his local shop.
Budding boxer Kane Salvin, aged 14, left the £2,000 bike outside while he went to the counter of Premier newsagents on Herries Road.
But when the Chaucer School pupil returned, the bike - a second-hand Specialised trial with an orange seat - had been taken by thieves in broad daylight.
His family are now desperately hoping to find the bike, which they say he uses to get to training at Sheffield Boxing Centre in Hillsborough.
Dad Del, of Herries Drive, Longley, has been handing out flyers to try to locate the bike.
He said: “Kane was standing at the front of the shop watching his bike until the queue went down and it was his turn to get served.
“It was only about five seconds while he was paying for the drink but it had gone.
“He normally locks it everywhere he goes but he thought it would be okay as it was only a few moments.
“He is absolutely gutted and heartbroken, he has been going around the area trying to find it.”
The theft last Tuesday afternoon comes after police figures obtained by The Star showed almost 5,000 bikes were reported stolen in Sheffield in three years.
Only 264 were ever recovered.
Kane has raised hundreds of pounds for charities including Weston Park Hospital with sponsored events.
Del added: “What is so annoying is he does all kinds of charity work to help other people and then this happens to him.”
A police spokesman said officers were investigating and hoping to look at CCTV.
n Call police on 101 quoting crime reference K70630-2014 with information.