Thieves steal hundreds of bikes and helmets worth tens of thousands of dollars were meant for needy children this Christmas, after breaking into the trailer they were stored in
Callous thieves stole hundreds of brand new bikes and helmets that had been meant for needy children this Christmas.
Waste Connections, a waste management company in Washington state, raised more than $55,000 to buy around 700 bikes for less-fortunate children.
They bikes were being stored in a trailer that was parked at a Walmart store in Vancouver.
But on Tuesday, the company’s staff discovered thieves had broken in and stolen around 200 bikes, Fox12 reports.
Callous thieves broke into a trailer (pictured) in Washington and stole hundreds of bikes meant for needy children
Vancouver Police said a sweet sweeper operator interrupted the theft and alerted Walmart employees.
They also reported seeing two people parked in a vehicle near the trailer.
Cyndi Holloway, of Waste Connections, described the theft as ‘heartbreaking to say the least.’
She added to Fox12: ‘I think it is more heartbreaking that you are taking from the kids.
Waste Connections, a waste management company in Washington state, raised more than $55,000 to buy around 700 bikes. Stock photo
‘There are little kids throughout Clark County, through different nonprofit organizations that are counting on these bikes.
This was the eight year the company had raised funds to build bikes for the less fortunate in Clark County.
The project’s organizers will be working with Walmart to try and replace the stolen bikes in time for Christmas.