Police looking for thief who stole custom tricycle from child with special needs
Police in Slidell are asking the public for help in locating a custom tricycle that was stolen from a 12-year-old girl with special needs.Posted — Updated
Police said the victim's father discovered the tricycle had been stolen on Sunday morning (July 15) when was preparing to take his family camping.
It was stolen from a storage unit, located at 1373 West Lindberg Drive. The tricycle was secured to the back of a trailer and covered with a grey and silver tarp, which was also stolen.
The Amtryke (brand) tricycle, which was custom built specifically to the 12-year-old girl's body dimensions, is red in color and has a small license plate with the name "Adara" adhered to the back of it. The value of the tricycle is estimated to be over $2,000.
"I can't stand a thief, but to the person who stole a special needs child's bike, there's a special place in hell for you," Slidell Police Randy Fandal said. "I'll give you the benefit of the doubt that you didn't know this was a bike specifically made for a 12-year-old special needs girl. If you have a heart or a conscience, return it, if not, I can assure you we will find you."
Slidell Police are asking anyone with information to call 985-646-6181, or contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.
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