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Police looking for man who stole disabled San Antonio veteran's bike

SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio police are asking for the public's help to track down a thief caught seen a disabled veteran's bike on camera.

The theft happened on Aug. 7 on the city's Northwest side.

Steven Price said he was on his way home from the Veterans Affairs Hospital when he decided to stop in at the McDonald's at Wurzbach and Babcock roads.

Price said his bike was gone when he returned outside.

"I had locked the bike up," said Price. "I hadn't locked it to a fixed fixture. I walked in. I wasn't there but 10 minutes. When I came out the bike was gone."

Surveillance video shows a man picking up the bike and running away with it.

Price said his bike was a specialty bike worth more than 600 dollars. More importantly, Price said, the bike was his only means of transportation.

"I don't think he knew that I'm disabled," said Price. "And that I ride the bike because I can't hardly walk, but it really upset me because that's what I rely on because I don't have a vehicle."

Price is also disabled. He said he has had both of his hips replaced and his spine is fused with six bolts.

"Just the walk back and forth to the bus stop is a challenge," he said. "That's why I take the bike."

Price said he's hoping the surveillance video and the thief's picture will help police get his bike back.

"Hopefully, someone watching will recognize him and he'll find it in his heart to give the bike back," said Price.

If you recognize the man in the video, call Crime Stoppers at 224-STOP.


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