Published: August 31, 2007 | 6714th good news item since 2003
A Kitimat family is happy to report their stolen bicycle has been returned.
And they credit the efforts of the RCMP and the Sentinel for getting it back.
“I am very grateful,” said Tuija Berndt, who’s 15-year-old son Nick had his $4,500 bike stolen on July 4.
Nick’s bike – specially designed for freeride style, which is downhill and jumps – was delivered to the Berndt’s home on the evening of Tuesday, August 21.
Tuija said she and the young male returning it agreed to keep him anonymous.
“He handed over the bike, we gave him the reward, thanked him and that was that,” Tuija said.
“As far as we’re concerned he just found it somewhere.”
She added that without the help of the Sentinel she does not think the bike would have been returned.
“The person returning the bike said he saw it in the newspaper,” she pointed out. “I’m certain that’s the only reason it was returned.”
The story on the theft ran in the August 15 edition.
Tuija also thanked local police and Constable Bryan Notheisz in particular for pursuing the case.
Nick, who is currently away in Smithers, has been notified, Tuija said.
“He is ecstatic,” she laughed.
When he does return he will have a few minor repairs to make as the bike is a bit banged up, she added.
But once that is done Nick can take it for a joy ride down a steep hill or two.