TWO Epping schoolboys are heartbroken over the theft of their valuable dirt bikes from their backyard.

Brothers Peter, 6, and Theo, 10, had been on a camping holiday with their parents and had left the bikes outside because they hadn’t cleaned them.

Their father, Chris, who does not want his surname used, said his sons called him at work the day after they returned to say the bikes were missing.

“The boys are shattered. The bikes were their pride and joy,” he said.

The bikes disappeared from the Gibbons Drive house about October 9. Chris warned unwitting potential buyers to beware because one bike had a damaged clutch plate cover.

“We want the bikes back. Peter has a 50cc Pee Wee bike that cost $1700 and he is learning all the ropes on it, while Theo has a Kawasaki 110cc KXL worth $3500 that is good enough for him to continue to ride until he is an adult.”

The bikes are described as a green 2011 Kawasaki 110cc KLX 110L, with green “bark busters” handguards, optional headlight fitted, punctured clutch cover plate in the right side and a black seat; and a 2011 Yamaha Pee Wee 50cc, blue with blue seat and some white flaring.

Anyone with information should contact Constable Tania Evans at Epping police station on 9409 8100.