THE co-owner of a handmade art shop in Bassendean wants the shop’s bicycle mascot back after it was taken by a man on a bicycle on Tuesday.
About 2.20pm, The Tasty Pear, located in Hawaiian’s Bassendean, a man allegedly stole the shop’s mascot Helga from outside the shop and cycled away on his own bicycle.
Co-owner Gill Cordiner said Helga was an old bicycle covered in crochet that was “quite famous” among shoppers.
“It was lovely – all the kids would come and look at it,” she said.
“She was made about a year ago for our new shop, to let people see where our new shop was.
“The other day, this guy cycled it away… I didn’t think you could cycle this thing because it is so old and covered with crotchet.
“I think he just thought it would be funny.”
Ms Cordiner said it was the first time the shop had something stolen.
“I was amazed with the people in Bassendean who helped us get a clear photo,” she said.
“We had people message us that they knew who the guy was.
“I am sure she is terrified of being in someone else’s house because she has never been out of the shop.”
Kiara Police officer-in-charge Mark Stoneman said the owners passed on a photo and name of the man who might be linked to the incident and police were currently investigating.
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