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Teenager's bike stolen in Walsall while he was shopping for self-isolating relative

By Dayna Farrington | Walsall | Crime | Published:

A Walsall teenager had his bike stolen while he was food shopping for his self-isolating grandfather during the coronavirus lockdown.

The teenager's black Carrera Vengeance was stolen in High Street, in Walsall town centre

The 15-year-old had secured the black Carrera Vengeance to railings in High Street, in Walsall town centre, while he went to buy essentials for his relative at around 2.45pm on Monday.

When he returned to collect his bike – which had been a combined birthday and Christmas gift – around 15 minutes later, he discovered the chain lock had been cut, and the bike stolen.

West Midlands Police has now issued an appeal for information and the theft – and asked any residents who have been offered a bike in the last 24 hours to contact them.

Sergeant Mari Amos, from Walsall Police, said: "The boy was trying to look after an older, self-isolating relative but has now been left distraught by the loss of a prized possession.

"The thief’s actions are in complete contrast to the community spirit we have seen across the borough during these difficult times.

"We are keen to trace this bike and bring the thief to justice."

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police on 101, quoting crime reference number 20WS/84280M/20.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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