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Police search for bike stolen from Ayer teen with special needs

Parents of the teen, Brandon, told police he loved riding his bike. GoFundMe

Police in Ayer are investigating after a bike belonging to a 14-year-old boy with special needs was stolen.

Police said the boy’s parents reported the theft of the three-wheeled bicycle from behind their home on Monday.

“We are told that the boy loves to ride his bike and it will be sorely missed,” the department wrote on Facebook.

A GoFundMe page, set up by friends of the family to help replace the stolen bike, reached its fundraising goal in 14 hours.

“We live in a world where we read in the news everyday about many injustices,” the page organizer wrote after the $1,700 goal was reached. “I’m amazed that collectively we were able to make something good come out of the actions of those who were only thinking about themselves.”

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Anyone with information about the bike, described as blue with a large basket behind the brown seat, is asked to contact the department at (978) 772-8200 ext. 531.

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