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Saskatoon family ‘tickled’ stolen adaptive bike found, man charged with theft

Tobi-Dawne Smith said she's happy her child's adaptive bike was found after someone stole it last week. Courtesy Tobi-Dawne Smith

A 43-year-old man has been charged after an adaptive bike was stolen from a Saskatoon family last week, according to Saskatoon police.

The bike was stolen from Tobi-Dawne Smith. Her child, Red, is neurodivergent, and the bike was adapted so they could ride while staying stable.

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The bike was worth around $3,500, Smith told Global News at the time of the theft, and had been taken from the family’s Mayfair neighbourhood. Their home had been badly damaged in February after a fire, Smith said, and the theft came as another blow during a difficult time.

“We are tickled it has been found, but won’t know if it can be safely ridden until someone who knows what’s-what has had a look,” wrote Smith in a Facebook post, thanking the public for helping find the bike.

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The bike was found on “an online sales site” on Sunday, according to Saskatoon police.

The man trying to sell the bike has been charged with possession of stolen property.

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