His mother added: “It’s staggering the attitude of some youths today, they just seem to have this brazen attitude where as soon as they put their eyes on something they will take it.
"Right before Christmas he was at a biking event in London called Knives Down Bikes Up, which was all about encouraging young people to turn away from violence and committing crimes and take up different activities and exercise.
“He was on such a high after, feeling very positive about it all, it’s just such a shame he’s now a victim of it.”I guess they didn't go on the ride, they just decided to continue doing what they've always done, since there's no consequences....
Samuel, who lives in Pitsea, called the police and logged the theft immediately after the incident, which happened between 7pm and 7.30pm.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.Some descriptions would help. Wouldn't they?