The Edmonton Police Service said Thursday that a local Paralympic athlete has been reunited with two of her customized bikes after they were stolen thanks to the help of a Good Samaritan.
“A Good Samaritan recognized the two bikes from previous media coverage and contacted police with details regarding their whereabouts in southwest Edmonton,” police said in a news release.
“Southwest Division Const. Cody Kendrick returned the two bikes to a very happy owner earlier today.”
The bikes went missing late last month from the home of Amanda Rummery, who uses them for training and competition.
Rummery is a Canadian record holder in the 100-metre, 200-metre and 400-metre Paralympic track events. She hopes to represent Canada at the 2021 Tokyo Paralympic Games.
READ MORE: Bike thefts on the rise in south Edmonton
According to police, officers responded to a break and enter at a south Edmonton home late last month. They said someone broke into a detached garage and stole the two customized bikes.
Watch below: (From June 19, 2020) Edmonton police say over the last few months they’ve seen an increase in the number of bikes being stolen, even from places where people think they would be safe. Sarah Ryan reports.
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