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New bike missing, reward offered

The theft of a new bike stolen from a Port Coquitlam residential back yard last week has been reported to Mounties. - IMAGe submitted
The theft of a new bike stolen from a Port Coquitlam residential back yard last week has been reported to Mounties.
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A reward is being offered for the return of a bicycle that is crucial for a Port Coquitlam stroke victim.

Beverly Filmer said her brother, Larry, had just purchased the black and white Cannondale 700 Quick from Cap's — his first new bike in 35 years — when he took it for an afternoon ride on Aug. 22, came home and parked it in the backyard against the garage.

But when he finished his lunch 30 minutes later, he found another bike in its place.

Filmer said she believes the thief followed her 62-year-old brother to his home on Fraser Street and exchanged his wheels for the new bike, which Larry had purchased with his coin collection.

"He's very upset. It's ruined his trust in people," Filmer said.

Filmer said her brother uses his bike to get around and for therapy. A sheet metal worker who suffered a stroke two years ago, he tends to have dizzy spells "but they go away when he's on the bike," she said, "so it's very important to him."

• Anyone with information on the stolen bike is asked to call Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550.

jwarren@tricitynews.com

 

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