Police are asking for the public's help in locating a special bike used by a handicapped man who is riding for charity across the country.
At 10 a.m., officers were called to the 200 block of Linden Alley, where a man stated that his custom hand-cranked bicycle that's specially equipped for a handicapped person was stolen. The $13,000 bike was stolen sometime between 10 p.m. on Wednesday and 6 a.m. today, said Officer Albie Esparza.
The thieves used a cutting tool to access the entryway to the building. The bicycle was taken from the stairway area, Esparza said.
The victim is a Polish resident, and is visiting San Francisco for a charity ride across the country. The victim will now be using a wheelchair to complete his tour in the absence of his bicycle, police said.
There currently is no suspect description; however, the bike has a distinctive sponsor sticker on the side with the letters "AZSLODZ."
Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of the hand bicycle or regarding any suspects is asked to contact SFPD via the anonymous tip line, at 575-4444, or Text-a-Tip to TIP411. You can also contact Sgt. Victoria Sullivan at the Northern Station Investigations Team at 614-3465.
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