Thieves take lots of bikes from youth nonprofit in Camden – WPVI-TV

20October 2020

CAMDEN, New Jersey (WPVI)– Police are looking for the individual accountable for taking dozens of bikes from a not-for-profit outreach group in Camden, New Jersey.What typically houses practically four lots bikes for Lifting Up Camden's Youth now sits as an empty shed behind the nonprofit that offers shows for about 200 children during the pandemic.

“To have actually gotten this gift of a real shed that was so safe, that we were using for seven months, and just overnight for whatever to be gone was just devastating,” stated Kristin Prinn with Lifting Up Camden's Youth (LUCY).

Almost 2 dozen of the donated bikes were stolen Monday morning. Police think a group burglarized the shed and snatched them one by one. Each bike costs anywhere in between $200 to $800.

“It's just actually unfortunate what took place,” stated 16-year-old Leslie Medina with the program.Medina rode throughout Sunday's journey to Merchantville never ever thinking it could be her last.”For someone to have the audacity

to come to the shed, to LUCY, and take all the bikes … why?” said Medina.

“Since COVID-19 took place, that's the only thing we can do is ride bikes,” said Yamiliana Rodriguez. “It's just screwed up.”

While the nonprofit has cams, it appears they were tampered with to prevent recording the brazen outlaws. The group is now looking for contributions to replace the bikes.

“Why would you do this? Why? I know it's tough times with the pandemic, however you didn't have to take it this far,” Medina said.Anyone with any info is asked to call the Camden City Police Department. Copyright © 2020 WPVI-TV.

All Rights Reserved.

Our Score
Click to rate this post!
[Total: 0 Average: 0]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Upgrade Your Listing

Add images, video, and more details to your listing! More information means more clicks. More clicks means more quotes!

Free listing includes: business name, address, phone, website, google map

Upgraded listing includes: business name, address, phone, website, EMAIL ADDRESS, COMPANY LOGO, VIDEO, IMAGE SLIDE SHOW, FEATURED LISTING PLACEMENT