A Purton dad has shared his anger as two men burgle a motorbike from his home as his 2-year-old slept.

Jack Groves, 32, realised, through doorbell camera footage, that two thieves had broken into his garage just after midnight on March 23.

But they were in and out in minutes, and before he had even connected to the police they had made off with his 'pride and joy' - a 2020 Sherco SEF factory enduro bike.

"I was gobsmacked," he said. 

Swindon Advertiser:

"My wife is scared to sleep now, she's a nervous wreck. We have a 2-year-old that sleeps in a coach house so if they wanted too they could just walk into the house, but luckily the door was locked.

"We moved to the area to be in a nice area."

Jack believes he has caught the same two suspects casing his property out on an electric bike the day before at 11.30am

His doorbell camera has also captured the entire break-in as it happened. 

"I own a local group personal training studio in Cheney Manor called GroupFit, I do everything I can to help people and then you get scum like this," he added. 

Wiltshire Police have now issued an appeal to find the culprits who arrived in the area of Jack's Arabian Avenue property on a moped, which was not displaying any number plates.

PC Lorren Swannack said: “The suspects made little attempt to carry out the burglary discreetly therefore it is possible that members of the public may have witnessed something suspicious in the area.

"I’d urge local residents to check their Ring doorbells or CCTV footage from 11.45pm yesterday, to 12.15am this morning to see if they may have captured anything relevant to our investigation.

“Incidents of this nature can be extremely upsetting for the victims and will no doubt have caused concern within the small community – please be reassured that we will be conducting regular reassurance patrols over the coming days and enquiries in relation to this incident are ongoing.”

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There is a belief the bike, which has a registration plate of BF69 JYW and very distinctive custome graphics may have been abandoned as a component needed for the engine to run had been removed. 

Jack has been out today trying to see if his bike has been dumped anywhere. 

Anyone with information should call 101 and quote crime reference number 54220029680.