July 6, 2015
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) - A thief in Maine stole a 66-year-old
bicycle that belonged to an 83-year-old woman.
Ruth Slovenski got the blue Huffy bicycle as a gift when she was
a teenager in 1943. The bike was stolen after she left it unlocked
Saturday during a visit to a nursing home in Lewiston, a southern
Maine city of about 35,000 residents where Slovenski lives.
Police say Slovenski had left the bike near a mailbox. When she
went back to it two hours later, the bike was gone.
The bicycle has wide fenders and a large metal basket. A nursing
home security video shows a man wearing a hat and dark clothing
riding off on a bike that fit that description.
Police say Slovenski told them the bike had great sentimental
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