A dozen mountain bikes have been stolen from Launceston’s PCYC.
The bikes were part of a re-engagement project for at-risk youth.
Tasmania Police Inspector Gary Williams has expressed his disappointment at the theft.
It is thought the bikes were stolen from the Newstead site between March 24 and 29.
Most of the bikes are white Jamis, but there were also Giant (Talon) and Scott-branded bikes stolen.
“It’s really disappointing for the program, participants and PCYC community as a whole to have these bikes stolen,” Inspector Williams said.
“We’re really keen to get them back as quickly as possible so it doesn’t impact our kids too much.”
The bikes were the anchor of Project Booyah, which, over 20 weeks, invites 15 to 17-year-olds to work with mentors to restore the bikes.
The teens then use the bikes for day trips and overnight camps.
Anyone with any information is urged to come forward.
Information can be anonymously passed through to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at crimestopperstas.com.au