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Public offers help after thief steals special needs child's custom tricycle

7 months 4 days 1 hour ago Tuesday, July 17 2018 Jul 17, 2018 July 17, 2018 9:21 AM July 17, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: WBRZ Staff

UPDATE: According to the Slidell Police Department, the tricycle has been returned.

The department said Tuesday that the custom-made tricycle was dropped off by someone who was not connected with the theft. Police say the person was able to convince the thief to surrender the tricycle.

SLIDELL - The Slidell Police Department has been inundated with requests from people who want to help after someone stole a tricycle made specifically for a 12-year-old girl with special needs.

According to the police department, several people have mentioned that they would like to purchase a new custom tricycle for the little girl.

The father of the girl said he discovered the bike was missing Sunday morning as the family was preparing for a camping trip.

He told police that when he went to retrieve the $2,000 bike from his family's storage unit, it was nowhere to be found. The Amtryke tricycle, which was custom built specifically to the 12-year-old girl’s body dimensions, was red in color and had a small license plate with the name “Adara” adhered to the back of it.

Slidell Police are asking anyone with information to call 985-646-6181.

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