Two months ago, Harly Forbes traded in his Schwinn Varsity bike and bought a Peugeot tandem so that he and his wife could travel around town together. Forbes, 22, and his wife, Courtney, 21, are both developmentally delayed and so cannot drive a car.
“She had anxiety riding around alone,” said Kim Turner, Courtney Forbes’ mother. “He traded in his really nice bike so that they could ride together and she would feel safer.”
But about 9 a.m. Monday, the family awoke to find the bike lock had been cut and the tandem bike stolen from the porch of their central Vancouver home.
“I can’t believe they would do something like that,” Harly Forbes said. “I just want them to bring it back. Hopefully we can get it back.”
The thieves even propped a rocking chair that was on the porch under the front doorknob, apparently so that the homeowners wouldn’t be able to chase them if the theft was discovered.