Police are appealing for help in tracing a stolen tricycle, which belongs to a five-year old girl who has cerebral palsy.
Thieves broke into a shed at the home of the girl’s grandmother in Bradley Road, Patchway, to steal the specially-built red Tomcat trike, worth £600.
The break-in was only noticed on Wednesday 6th November 2013, but could have happened at any time between Sunday 27th October and 6th November.
The thieves also stole a lilac Dawes Galaxy Plus ladies’ pushbike with a basket on the back and a black men’s Reflex mountain bike with stickers on it.
The girl’s mother, who asked not to be named, said:
“It’s a hand-built bike, not off the shelf, which we got about a year ago after a fund-raising campaign.”
Anyone with any information which could help police track down any of these stolen bikes is asked to call them on 101, quoting reference 110942/13.
Alternatively, phone the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They never ask your name or trace your call.
Photo: Tomcat trike similar to the one stolen.
Security advice from Avon and Somerset Police
We recommend using a ‘Sold Secure’ quality lock on your shed; fitting a low-cost shed alarm; securing bikes and other valuables to a ground anchor within your shed; permanently marking bikes with your postcode; and registering them for free on property database www.immobilise.com.