A TEENAGE boy who spent years saving for a jet ski had his prized possession stolen from his home less than a year after buying it. 

Sam Thompson, 17, is ‘frustrated’ after the jet ski he had spent all his wages and savings on was stolen from his home in Ringwood.

From the age of 13, he saved his pocket money and put aside all the wages he earned working as a kitchen porter and then a chef.

Salisbury Journal: Sam Thompson

“I wasn’t going out socialising, all my money was going into my bank and just staying there,” said Sam.

He spent around £6,500 on the Sea-Doo AG-2011, and trailer, last November but less than 12 months later it was stolen.

“It’s also the thought of people being on our property, taking my stuff, I just don’t understand.”

Sam had just returned home from being out on the water with his friends when his dad, who was also in the house, noticed the jet ski was missing.

Salisbury Journal: Sam's friend riding on the jet ski.

“I had just gotten out of the shower when my dad comes up and asks if I had lent the jet ski out to anyone, and that’s when I was like it’s gone,” said Sam.

The jet ski was reversed into the corner of their driveway, with a van blocking access, however, thieves managed to push the vehicle out the way.

“They’ve come on the driveway, pushed the whole van forward and all without my dad hearing, me hearing or the dog hearing.”

The family is now working with Dorset Police to locate the stolen jet ski, which is described as bright blue and green with a unique black seat rather than the usual blue seat that comes with the model.

Salisbury Journal: The jet ski was stolen from Sam's home in Ringwood

A spokesperson for Hampshire police said: “We've received a report of a stolen jet ski from an address in Northfield Road, Ringwood, between 10pm and 10.45pm on Tuesday 19 September.

“Enquiries into the incident remain ongoing.

“Anyone with any information, or CCTV, should contact 101 and quote incident number 44230383563.”