June 08, 2010
San Francisco Police Seek Suspect Who Stole Special Needs Bicycle (10-063)
The San Francisco Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the suspect who stole a bicycle that belongs to a special needs child.
On May 16th, 2010, at approximately 4:30am, the suspect entered the gated parking lot of an apartment complex located on the 1000 block of Northpoint St. The suspect stole the custom bicycle and rode it out of the parking garage. The bicycle is manufactured by BuddyBike. It is unique in that only three other BuddyBikes are in San Francisco and only 450 exist in the United States.
The manufacturer describes this bicycle as an “inline tandem bicycle that places the stroker in the front seat while the rear rider controls the steering…making it especially beneficial for special needs children who otherwise would not be able to experience the thrill of riding a bicycle.” The bicycle belongs to a 9 year old child who uses it weekly with her family. The bicycle is identical to the attached photo.
The suspect is described as: a white male, 5’08”-5’10” tall, 25-30 years old, with a shaved head, and he was last seen wearing dark clothing.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Confidential Tip Line, 415-575-4444, or use
Text-a-Tip, TIP411 (847411).
850 Bryant Street, Room 549, San Francisco, CA. 94103
Tel (415) 553-1651 / Fax (415) 553-9229