Springfield Police find missing tricycle of special needs child

Bike valued at $3,000

Photo courtesy Springfield Police Department

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield police said they’ve recovered a specially modified tricycle that was stolen from the family of a special needs child.

Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney told 22News that the foot-powered three-wheeler was found Friday, three days after it was stolen from the child’s fenced-in front yard on Johnson Street, Tuesday.

The Jewish Community Center had prepared this specially-made trike, which is valued at $3,000.

Delaney said a witness saw a man riding the tricycle and collecting cans around 7 p.m., Friday on Euclid Street. The suspect allegedly fled on foot southbound towards Belmont Avenue after the witness recognized the tricycle and called police.

The suspect is described as a 25-year-old black male, with black hair and a goatee. He was wearing a red hat with blue pants and red shoes.

No arrest has been made.