23/06/2024 4:16 AM


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E-bike stolen in NE Portland an hour after purchase

Bicycle stolen outside the house New Seasons on NE 33rd about a 7 days ago

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Gabriel Lopez, who survived a traumatic mind harm, employed revenue from a particular desires fund to buy a new electronic bicycle. But that e-bike was stolen in Northeast Portland in just 90 minutes just after he bought it.

Lopez told KOIN 6 Information the theft transpired a couple of weeks back. He locked it up outdoors New Seasons on NE 33rd and before long it was absent.

“About an hour-and-a-fifty percent immediately after I had purchased it I rode it to New Seasons, wherever I had worked” for many decades, he claimed. He was psyched to present it to some of his former co-workers.

“Neither of them ended up there so I walked all-around and then went again to where by I experienced locked my bike up,” he claimed. “Someone experienced minimize the pole in 50 % and my bicycle was absent.”

He identified as the police and shown the e-bike serial figures on a city-huge bicycle theft page. He also produced indications that he stapled throughout the community — but nonetheless no sign of the bicycle.

The e-bicycle would aid him get to operate without having turning into too exhausted, which is one of the extensive-phrase aspect consequences of his brain injuries.

“It would’ve served me going even more distances, like, if I experienced uncovered a career that was as much as Belmont or Hawthorne,” he instructed KOIN 6 News. “It would be useful to get me there.”

A GoFundMe site was started to enable him raise income for a new bicycle.

“There’s received to be other strategies that individuals can make dollars. Whoever stole the bicycle, I never imagine they realized who they stole it from and why that person had it. They just noticed a whole lot of opportunity to make a good deal of income and took the bicycle. They did not know who they have been cheating or thieving from,” Lopez said. “I really do not know if that would make a distinction to them. Ideally it would.”

The case remains open. Anybody with information and facts is questioned to contact Portland police.