Mother pleads for return of son’s bike
THE mother of a boy whose bike was stolen from the Proserpine Pool sometime between midday and 3.30pm on Saturday is pleading for anyone with information to come forward or simply for the bike to be returned.
Leeanne Clarry’s son Thomas was at the pool with friends when the incident occurred.
Ms Clarry said Tom has a disability called third nerve palsy, due to a car accident in 2001. The disability affects his ability to balance.
“When he was approximately seven years old he was able to ride a trike. This year he made it a goal to learn to ride a two-wheeler bike, which we honestly thought he would never do,” she said.
Earlier this year, friends of the family gave Tom the Black BMX bike, to encourage him to stick to his goal.
“At first he was scared, but with a lot of encouragement by not only us but our neighbourhood too, Tom persevered and after a few times of trying, he did it, he rode without falling off,” Ms Clarry said.
“It was a very special moment for all of us but especially for Tom - and now that someone has stolen his bike, it has upset him a lot.”
Constable Steven Ringelstein from the Proserpine station confirmed that police were investigating the matter and urged anyone with information to contact the station on 4945 9666.