The Desperate Housewives star's $1,000 (£625) bike was being repaired at a store in L.A. recently when an employee who had been working on the vehicle left it unattended outside.

When he returned just minutes later, the bike was gone.

Cops are now looking into the theft and are analysing CCTV footage to try and identify the thief.

However, there is some good news for Teri - the shop owner has reportedly offered to buy her a new racing bike, reports

The actress is a keen cyclist, and has taken part in several triathlons across California.