UPDATED MAY 26:
A bicycle belonging to a youth with special needs was recovered by a security guard in Saanich after it had been stolen on the weekend.
VicPD say the theft occurred some time over the weekend of May 21 at SJ Willis School in the 900-block of Topaz Avenue.
A storage shed on school property was broken into and a bicycle belonging to a youth with special needs was taken.
The bicycle serves as an essential mobility tool for the student and the youth was unable to participate in classes without it.
A security guard in Saanich found the bike unsecured Tuesday evening and turned it in to Saanich Police. It had been vandalized with graffiti while it was taken.
The bike was returned to the youth Wednesday afternoon.
This file remains under investigation.
VicPD are asking for the public’s help in finding a stolen bicycle from a youth with special needs.
The bicycle was stolen from a storage shed at SJ Willis School in the 900-block of Topaz Avenue over this past weekend.
The bike belongs to a special needs youth and it is an essential mobility tool to participate in the classroom or school environment.
It was custom-built with an added set of wheels wider than the frame.
Custom parts were donated by Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The bicycle is grey and has black handlebars with red or pink grips, and black fenders.
VicPD are working to locate and return the bicycle to the youth.
VicPD are asking anyone with information to call them at (250) 995-7654.