Watch: Brazen tricycle thief caught on CCTV

The brazen thief was caught on CCTV.
The brazen thief was caught on CCTV.

KEWDALE resident Steve Humphrey is offering an $800 reward in the hope of catching the thief who stole a specially-adapted tricycle that was used by his wheelchair-bound wife to exercise.

Mr Humphrey said since the tricycle was stolen six months’ ago his wife Kris’ strength and fitness had deteriorated.

“The trike was stolen from our house on Acton Avenue on February 13 in the early hours of the morning,” he said.

“Our security video footage shows a man cutting the bike chain attached to our front veranda fence, lifting the bike over the fence and riding away on it.

“The bike was quite old and geared to be easily pedalled so would have been of little value to the average person.”

Mr Humphrey said over the past six months they had bought two new trikes but had been unsuccessful in adapting them so Kris could use them independently.

“I am hoping by going public this may jog someone’s memory and help us recover the bike,” he said.

“The bike was a black Gomier but has no identifying marks due to several repaints.

“The bike had a large aluminium rear basket made from an old cut down screen door and the two rear wheels are narrower than usual as they came from a wheelchair.

“We can offer an $800 reward for its return if in good condition or the same reward for the name and address of the thief.”