Tampa Police Officers Partner with Local Businesses to Replace Young Robbery Victim's Bike

07/01/15
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Tampa Police officers teamed up with Pawn Max on Fowler Avenue to brighten up an eight-year-old boy's day after his bike was stolen. the boy was riding his bike in a North Tampa neighborhood on June 23rd when an older child beat him up and stole his brand new Mongoose bicycle. 

District Two Major Lee Bercaw and Lieutenant Randy Peters supervise officers in the area where the robbery took place. They reached out to Pawn Max and the business generously donated a bike for the young man. The police officers were able to bring Joe Haskins Bicycle Shop and OPG Detail Shop on board to spiffy up the used bike for him.

The eight-year-old was not seriously injured during the robbery. Tampa Police officers are still working to identify the suspect and locate the young boy's bike.

Have you registered your bike? This free service will help officers locate and return your bike back to you if it's stolen. Register online at tampagov.net/police 

Janelle McGregor
TPD PIO