Hamilton

Have you seen this tricycle? Police say theft 'severely' limits man's mobility

The bike is described as a Schwinn Meridian Adult Comfort Trike and police say it was a Hamilton man's "sole method of transportation."

Investigators say the theft happened just after 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 28

Hamilton police are searching for this blue trike after it was taken from an apartment building garage on Oct. 28. (Hamilton Police Service)

Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a blue tricycle after it was stolen from an apartment building, severely limiting the mobility of a man who relies on it to get around.

The bike is described as a Schwinn Meridian Adult Comfort Trike and police say it was a Hamilton man's "sole method of transportation."

Investigators say the trike was stolen from the underground garage at the Olympia Apartments on Charlton Avenue East just after 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 28.

Surveillance video shows a man waiting outside the garage for an opportunity to sneak in when a vehicle enters, according to police. Once inside, the man cut off two bike locks and blocked the garage door sensors so the door wouldn't close and he could ride the trike back out, the service stated in a media release.

"The owner of the tricycle has limited mobility and the loss of the bike has significantly impacted his independence," say police. "The tricycle is distinctive and the likelihood of another bike being used locally would be unusual."

Anyone who spots the bike or has information about it being stolen is asked to call police at 905-546-4725.

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