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Spokane police replace 7-year-old’s stolen bicycle after teens reportedly stole it, assaulted girl

UPDATED: Sat., May 14, 2022

Spokane police officers stand with Stella, 7, and her new bicycle the officers purchased for her after hers was reportedly stolen.  (Courtesy of Spokane Police Department)
Spokane police officers stand with Stella, 7, and her new bicycle the officers purchased for her after hers was reportedly stolen. (Courtesy of Spokane Police Department)

Spokane police officers replaced a 7-year-old girl’s bicycle after three teenagers reportedly pushed her off her bike, kicked her in the stomach, called her vulgar names and rode off with it Friday evening.

Officers received a 911 call from the girl’s 9-year-old sister around 5:40 p.m. Frida, according to a news release from the Spokane Police Department.

The older sister told police three teenage males stole 7-year-old, Stella’s bike, which was pink with pom-poms hanging from the handles, while Stella was riding it near Whitman Elementary School in north Spokane.

Stella, whose last name was not provided, told a responding officer the bike was a special gift from her mother, police said. The officer along with a member of the department’s Tactical Team which oversees the Bicycle Rapid Response Team, purchased a new bicycle for the girl.

The three teens have not been identified and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

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