Heartless thieves stealing bike from the homeless

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — It’s a crime that would even make the Grinch flinch: people are stealing bikes from the homeless.

The thefts happen in broad daylight, on camera and even when the thieves are confronted, they don’t care.

It is happening at Exodus Place at 322 Front Ave. SW, which houses 156 men looking to get off the streets. For many of them, bikes are how they get to employment and health care.

That’s what makes the idea that thieves would target them so hard to comprehend.

“That bike meant the world to me and for somebody to steal it, I just don’t understand it,” said Dave Aquilar, who is from West Virginia but his sister was dying of cancer, leaving him homeless.

Full story: WOOD TV

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