Kaden Lowe shows off his new bike with Constable Mitch Nelis and neighbour Ashley Johnson.
Kaden Lowe shows off his new bike with Constable Mitch Nelis and neighbour Ashley Johnson. Brenda Strong

Stolen bike makes circular journey back to neighbourhood

A STOLEN bike found at the tip has ended up close to home, after a little boy's family checked its serial number with police.

After picking up the bike for $5 from the tip, Tracey Wood explained to her five-year-old son Kaden that they had to take it to the police station so the serial number could be checked.

They discovered it belonged to the family who lived across the road, whose son is now too big for the bike and happily told Kaden he could keep it.

Constable Mitch Nelis said the bike had been stolen three years ago from Toolooa State High School, but when he contacted owner Ashley Johnson, he said the new owner could keep it.

"I said to him, 'you'll make a little boy very happy'," Const Nelis said.

"And now it's my bike," Kaden said.

Ashley, 17, said it was "pretty cool" that Kaden could now enjoy his old bike.



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