FOOTY FANS: Springfield Panthers under-7s coach Candice Holland and her two boys Carter (left) and Seth have not let the theft of the bikes stop them enjoying the outdoors.
FOOTY FANS: Springfield Panthers under-7s coach Candice Holland and her two boys Carter (left) and Seth have not let the theft of the bikes stop them enjoying the outdoors. Contributed

Still no sign of motorbikes stolen on Father's Day

STEVEN Holland retains hope he will one day see the five motorbikes that were stolen from his Camira home.

And one thing you soon learn about the Holland family is that you can't keep good people down.

When the Holland family went out on Father's Day, bikes worth more than $15,000 were stolen, including a red Honda CR250, a red Honda CR85, a green and white Kawasaki KX65 and two orange and black KTM 50s.

Steve had been planning on going for a ride with his three boys - Seth, 7, Carter, 6, and Brax, 2 - and his wife Candice.

Despite putting a giant message board out the front of his home seeking information, and making numerous inquiries, Steve is yet to see his family's beloved bikes.

"The boys are devastated," Steve said.

"Seth's birthday is coming up and that is the reason we bought his KX 65 for him.

"Carter is gutted because he got his KTM last Christmas."

Mr Holland has not given up in his search for the bikes.

"I have contacted all the bike shops and given them all the VIN numbers," he said.

"The bike shops now ask for VIN numbers, which I think is a good idea, because that is how they track down if they are stolen.

"I went to bushland (where people ride) but I haven't seen anything that came close to my bikes.

"I've searched Gumtree, Ebay and Bikesales online.

"I've spoken to lads that had three bikes stolen and they said I'd get one or maybe two back.

"One bloke said he didn't see or hear anything for three months but then police did a raid at someone's house and the bikes were there.

"I'm not giving up."

In the summer Steve might teach his boys how to ride his stand-up jet ski or get them involved in BMX.

Meanwhile, the boys have been shining on the football field.

Steve's wife Candice is the coach of the under Springfield Panthers 7s. Seth was best and fairest for his Panthers under-8s side while Carter plays under-7s.

"I told the boys that if nothing comes out of this we'll concentrate on football and maybe later on down the line we'll look at getting another bike," Steve said.

"Footy has always been their passion, but I don't want them to concentrate on footy all the time.

"They had a go on the bikes when they were younger and they have loved it ever since.

"That's why I got them the bikes. Unfortunately we didn't get to keep them that long.

"They are still having fun."



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