Windsor Police are appealing to the public for assistance in locating a missing three-wheeled handcycle.
Police opened their investigation on Tuesday, January 19 after a woman reported that her Invacare Top End Excelerator XLT 3 wheel handcycle had gone missing from the St. Georges Anglican Church, 1949 Devonshire Court.
The complainant, a disabled woman with limited use of her legs, has been working towards a life-long goal of crossing Canada, one province a time. As of July 2001, she had traversed all but four provinces when further illness prevented her from continuing.
The handcycle, which was being stored at the church until she was healthy enough to resume her trek, was last seen in June of 2014. She was notified on January 9, 2016 that it was no longer at the church and may have been stolen or moved.
It is a unique three-wheeled, low to the ground bicycle which is propelled by the use of both arms pushing on hand pedals at the same time, not alternating like a bicycle. It is black with some gold flecks in the paint and was donated to her from Invacare Canada to assist in her charitable fundraising journey.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor Police at 519-255-6700 ext. 4305, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS), online at www.catchcrooks.com, or submit a tip on Facebook.