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Thieves Take Bike Made for SoCal Girl With Severe Autism

Two men are wanted for stealing a bike donated by the Make-A-Wish Foundation

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    This custom made bicycle was stolen from a special needs girl Nov. 30, 2013. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's help to find the two men who stole it from a Marina del Rey home.

    A 12-year-old girl with severe autism had her custom-made bicycle stolen and now detectives are seeking the public's help to find it.

    The two-person bike was donated by the Make-A-Wish Foundation and was stolen from the Marina City Club Condominium complex in Marina del Rey on Nov. 30, 2013, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

    It is the only kind of bike the girl – who had a double-organ transplant when she was 1 year old and has nonverbal autism – can ride due to her special needs.

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    The electric-powered, fire orange colored bicycle was being stored at the home of a family friend when it was stolen, detectives said. The girl's family first reported the theft to the complex's security and it was not brought to the attention of the police until a few weeks later.

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    Two men were caught on surveillance cameras stealing the bike.

    Anyone with information about the thieves or the bike’s whereabouts is encouraged to call Detective Keysha Gipson at 310-482-6022.