A Melbourne boy’s dream of becoming a Formula One driver has been shattered, after heartless thieves stole his beloved go-cart.
Junior go-cart champion Brock Hand hasn’t been able to eat or sleep properly since he and his dad Greg woke to find the cart stolen from the family’s Mildura home.
“I was just really angry, sad ‘cause it was all my life,” Brock said.
Named after Australian driving legend Peter Brock, the nine-year-old has been racing since the age of five.
“I just really want (the cart) back,” he said.
Mr Hand said the heartless thieves struck sometime before Saturday morning, when he woke to find the cart and the distinctive trailer gone.
“It’s shocking mate, it’s your nine-year-old child so what are you supposed to do?” Mr Hand said.
The family, who had to sell household possessions to pay for the go-cart, have urged whoever took it to drop it back.
“Just drop it back nice and quietly. I don’t care,” he said.
“I just want it sitting back where it was and I’d be happy.”
Police are investigating the theft, but the cart remains missing and Brock devastated.
“Normally I can’t shut him up,” Mr Hand said, of his nine-year-old son.
“He’s the life of the house but he hasn’t been sleeping properly, eating properly, not talking very much.
“He’s not the same kid.”
Anyone with information on the theft should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000