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Recently on the 1st of June, my bike was stolen from the center of the town. It was locked up and secured and was only there for a short period of time, but when I came back it was gone. For a moment I thought maybe I had put it somewhere else or at a different bike lock area, so i decided to look around for a bit and couldn't find it anywhere and came to realize that someone had cut off the lock and stole the bike.
The bike cost £450 (while on an offer) back in May 2017 and it took me a while to save up for it with some help of family for my birthday. We bought it on the 31st of May, and it got stolen the day after 1 year later. This meant that Halfords no longer kept the records for it, so i didn't have the serial number and I can't show it to the police.
The police haven't really done anything at all which is quite upsetting because they give the impression that the only important things are more extreme crimes like stabbings and also makes you feel like the thieves can just get away with anything. The council refused to look at CCTV with no real justification for it apart from "they're too busy".
Without my bike, I need to pay the high fees for a bus almost everyday to get to and from work, and to get to college. It also means I won't be able to stay fit anymore and will have nothing to do in my spare time. This has already started to bring my mood down a lot since it's the only thing I ever did and truly enjoyed.
The reason behind the goal being slightly higher than £450 is because this time round I want to be able to get a big enough lock that will actually prevent my bike from being stolen and also get a GPS on it in case it does get stolen again.
I appreciate any donations whatsoever, because ultimately, anything will help me towards getting back what was once mine.
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