Officers attached to Manning Great Lakes Police District are working to locate the owner of an expensive mountain bike after a teenager admitted to its theft.
About 1.30am on Wednesday, January 13, police stopped a vehicle on Chatham Avenue in Taree for a random breath test.
As police spoke to the driver, they noticed a Yeti mountain bike haphazardly attached to a trailer being towed by the vehicle.
A search of the bike revealed it was worth about $10,000. Police spoke to the occupants of the vehicle, both of whom were unable to clarify the origins of the bike.
The bike was seized pending further investigations.
About 3am the same morning, the driver attended Taree Police Station in the company of his 14-year-old son.
The boy allegedly admitted to stealing the bike from a caravan park in Forster several months ago.
He is being dealt with under the Young Offenders Act.