SUFFERN – A 10-year-old boy whose bicycle was stolen got a birthday gift from Suffern police officers: A new bike.
Suffern Police Chief Clarke Osborn said a village officer was on patrol on Friday when he was approached by a 10-year-old boy, who was celebrating his birthday. The boy was upset, Osborn said, because someone had stolen his bicycle overnight from his home.
“His mother advised us that she could not get him another bicycle at this time so the on-duty officers decided to pool their money together and took the boy to Walmart and purchased him a new bike with this money,” Osborn said. “He got a ride in the DARE truck and will now have a great birthday! It was a great sight watching him ride out the police parking lot with his new bike courtesy of these officers.”
Suffern police reported that several bicycles were stolen in the village this week.
Republished: Nyack Free Press