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Amazon delivery driver steals boy’s bike from the garden after dropping a parcel, leaving him “heartbroken”

The shocking footage shows the delivery man drop the parcel, then come back and pick up the 12-year-old’s Carrera, before driving away in the Amazon van

A bewildering turn of events captured from a neighbour’s CCTV camera has shown an Amazon delivery driver allegedly steal a 12-year-old boy’s bike off the front garden after dropping a parcel, leaving him “heartbroken” as the online retail giant and the police try to get to the bottom of the incident.

Kyren had cycled twenty minutes to his friend’s house in Bulwell, Nottingham at around 4 PM last week. Around an hour and a half later, the delivery driver walks up to the front garden and drops the parcel behind the wheelie bin. In the video, he can be seen giving the bike a glimpse before he appears to walk back to his Amazon van.

However, just a few seconds later, he comes back and picks the bike up, before pushing it to the van and driving off. As the streetlights came on and it was time for Kyren to make his way back home, he realised that his bike was missing.

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His mother Beckie Wheeldon, told Nottinghamshire Live: “This is heartbreaking for him. He was crying his eyes out on the phone to me telling me what had happened. I thought that it would've just been a normal young lad nicking the bike to get a bit of money. You’d never have thought it would be a delivery driver. He absolutely loved that bike. I was angry and upset for him.”

Kyren, who has ADHD, had received the Carrera mountain bike as a surprise gift on Christmas Day last year. Beckie said that it was “his way of socialising” and he had used to ride it at the local BMX track near his home.

Thankfully, the house adjacent to the garden had a CCTV camera which caught the shocking footage. She said: “When I saw it I thought: ‘Oh my God. It's not something you see every day.’ It's a waiting game now. Kyren's sat at home or in the front garden speaking to the neighbour. He wants to go the BMX track but he can’t.”

She added that she’s reported the incident to the police as well as Amazon, both of whom are investigating.

> Dad who tracked down daughter's stolen bike threatened with metre-long samurai sword

A spokesperson for Amazon said: “We have very high standards for the delivery service providers we work with and how they serve customers. We are taking this matter seriously and have contacted the customer to make this right. The delivery driver will no longer be delivering Amazon parcels.”

Amazon delivery driver stealing boy's bike 2

As the scourge of bike thefts threatens to keep rising, kids and children also seem to have lost immunity and fall victim to such incidents. Two weeks ago, we reported that a father had managed to track down his disabled daughter’s mountain bike, who was left “heartbroken” without it.

After spotting it on Facebook Marketplace, he approached the man who was in possession of the bike. However, the man turned violent and reached inside the house to grab a metre-long samurai sword and threaten him with it.

Besides this, in the span of four months last year, there were two incidents of violent bikejackings, one involving an 11-year-old and another a 13-year-old.

In the latter incident, the bikejackers, described as 16-year-old white males wearing tracksuits and riding green and white electric bike themselves, even went on to threaten the kid riding his Specialized Status 140 with a machete, saying: “Give me your bike or I will stab.”

> “Give me your bike or I will stab”: 13-year-old boy threatened with machete during shocking bike theft

Adwitiya joined road.cc in 2023 as a news writer after graduating with a masters in journalism from Cardiff University. His dissertation focused on active travel, which soon threw him into the deep end of covering everything related to the two-wheeled tool, and now cycling is as big a part of his life as guitars and football. He has previously covered local and national politics for Voice Wales, and also likes to writes about science, tech and the environment, if he can find the time. Living right next to the Taff trail in the Welsh capital, you can find him trying to tackle the brutal climbs in the valleys.

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B_Sauce | 1 month ago
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Not to excuse the actions of the thief, but that seems a silly place to leave an unlocked bike

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wtjs replied to B_Sauce | 1 month ago
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that seems a silly place to leave an unlocked bike

There's a career waiting for you in the Victim Blaming Building at your local Constabulary!

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B_Sauce replied to wtjs | 1 month ago
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Fair enough, not one of my proudest moments / better comments. That doesn't change the fact that leaving unlocked bikes in front gardens is a bad idea though

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andystow replied to B_Sauce | 1 month ago
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B_Sauce wrote:

True, not one of my better comments, but that doesn't change the fact that leaving unlocked bikes in front gardens is a bad idea

And yet, that is what my friends and I did for our entire childhoods, and the only bike I remember being stolen was my dad's out of the garage.

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B_Sauce replied to andystow | 1 month ago
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Yes, of course it would be nice if we still lived in a society where you can do that, but that's not the case anymore. So, yes, still a bad idea to leave unlocked bikes in front gardens

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OldRidgeback | 1 month ago
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You'd have thought the driver could've been tracked pretty quickly. Either the delivery company knows who was on that route or it has exceedingly poor management.

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wtjs replied to OldRidgeback | 1 month ago
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You'd have thought the driver could've been tracked pretty quickly

He has been! How else could Amazon write  The delivery driver will no longer be delivering Amazon parcels ?

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Sriracha replied to wtjs | 1 month ago
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wtjs wrote:

You'd have thought the driver could've been tracked pretty quickly

He has been! How else could Amazon write  The delivery driver will no longer be delivering Amazon parcels ?

That's right - they've played to his strengths and transferred him to collections.

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OldRidgeback replied to wtjs | 1 month ago
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So they know the driver but haven't forced the person to return the bike? That's appalling.

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Rik Mayals unde... | 1 month ago
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 How can he have allegedly stolen it when he's been caught on cctv?

This is the problem with Amazon. They don't give a shit who they employ. The huge Amazon warehouse near me, when some of the drivers leave the site, they park up and offload lots of parcels into their mates cars. Who knows if they deliver them or they disappear, Amazon have been told but don't seem to care. 
I would never use Amazon if you paid me. 

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Hirsute replied to Rik Mayals underpants | 1 month ago
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No intention to permanently deprived

My client was going to give the bike a quick service.

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Dnnnnnn replied to Rik Mayals underpants | 1 month ago
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Rik Mayals underpants wrote:

 How can he have allegedly stolen it when he's been caught on cctv?

It looks an open-and-shut case but everyone has the right to due process.
It may not need long in this case. 

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wtjs replied to Rik Mayals underpants | 1 month ago
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How can he have allegedly stolen it when he's been caught on cctv?

Because of the rejection of the concept of evidence by the police. I have only recently learned that, as far as judges and the courts are concerned, any offence which doesn't go through the court process and therefore hasn't been 'proven' to be an actual offence remains 'alleged' for ever. This offence, which you have all seen many times before, reached the Information Tribunal for complicated reasons- that's a proper court!

https://upride.cc/incident/4148vz_travellerschoicecoach_closepass/

Despite the evidence of the video, and the letter from the police stating that the driving fell below the expected standard and merited one of a number of penalties (one of which, due to deliberate vague and ambiguous police wording, is 'nothing'), the judge insisted that this was an 'alleged offence'. I suspect that this principle allows the police to give evidence that Driver X in court for some traffic offence has a 'clean record' because of the no-offence offences he has committed in the past.

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HLaB replied to Rik Mayals underpants | 1 month ago
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I think its that legal farce and all companies need to say it but I hope as its an open and shut case those investigations aren't prolongued.  Annoyingly if the rush things along and folk can get away with an unfair dismissal even when it clearly is not  7

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don simon fbpe | 1 month ago
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Amazon don't give a shit, keep your conscience clear and don't use the bastards!

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NOtotheEU | 1 month ago
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A spokesperson for Amazon said: “We have contacted the customer to let them know we sell bike locks"

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Dnnnnnn replied to NOtotheEU | 1 month ago
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And bikes.

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wtjs | 1 month ago
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She added that she’s reported the incident to the police as well as Amazon, both of whom are investigating

We should be opening the betting on the police excuse for why they can't do anything. Amazon knows who the thief is.

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Sriracha replied to wtjs | 1 month ago
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He's the Prime suspect.

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Rendel Harris replied to Sriracha | 1 month ago
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Sriracha wrote:

He's the Prime suspect.

 

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open_roads replied to wtjs | 1 month ago
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Police: "the CCTV unfortunately doesn't show what the driver was doing 5 minutes before they arrived in the van so there's nothing we can do"

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dubwise | 1 month ago
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A spokesperson for Amazon said: “We have very high standards for the delivery service providers we work with and how they serve customers. We are taking this matter seriously and have contacted the customer to make this right. The delivery driver will no longer be delivering Amazon parcels.”

And Kyren's bike?  Amazon should be ensuring that the lad has a new bike, nevermind stating that the scuzzball won't delivering anymore parcels.

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quiff replied to dubwise | 1 month ago
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I imagine that's what "contacted the customer to make this right" means.

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andystow replied to dubwise | 1 month ago
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dubwise wrote:

And Kyren's bike?  Amazon should be ensuring that the lad has a new bike, nevermind stating that the scuzzball won't delivering anymore parcels.

They'll probably send him one of these BSOs.

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OldRidgeback replied to andystow | 1 month ago
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Nah, that's too upmarket. They'll send him a low end Chinese-made MTB that ways about 20kg an has a mech that bends after you use it three times.

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marmotte27 | 1 month ago
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Capitalism. Pay people shit wages, and you yourself no taxes, aided and abetted by governments all and sundry, and this is what you end up with, a shit world.

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ErnieC replied to marmotte27 | 1 month ago
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So capitalism is resonsible for theft? That mean there was no theft in the USSR?

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marmotte27 replied to ErnieC | 1 month ago
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Funny, as thick as this is, it wears a little thin...

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