sfpd_squad.jpgSan Francisco police Tuesday asked for the public’s help in locating a stolen custom bicycle used by a 9-year-old child with special needs.

The bike was stolen out of the parking garage of an apartment complex where the girl’s family lived in the 1000 block of North Point Street, near Ghirardelli Square, on May 16, according to police.

Police said that at about 4:30 a.m., the suspect, described as a white man between 25 and 30 years old, entered the gated parking lot and rode the bicycle out. The man was between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall, had a shaved head, and was wearing dark clothing at the time.

Police said the girl used the bike weekly with her family. The bike is manufactured by BuddyBike and only three others are being used in San Francisco. Only 450 of the bikes exist nationwide.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Police Department’s confidential tip line at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411.

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