ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – A 94-year-old St. Pete man was left without personal transportation when someone stole his motorized tricycle last Tuesday, police say.
The heartless thief was captured on video riding off with Richard Griffin’s trike at the CVS on 4260 6th Street South in St. Petersburg, but unfortunately, the video quality is too poor to identify the suspect.
Police believe the person in possession of the stolen tricycle may dump it once they realize it cannot be pawned — the trike needs a key to operate, which Griffin has, and it’s not easy to move.
Police say the tricycle is Griffin’s sole mode of transportation and he cannot afford the estimated $2,700 to replace it.
They’re asking for the public’s help in located the trike and/or the suspect in connection with the theft.
Anyone with information regarding the case should contact St. Petersburg Police at 893-7780.
The St. Petersburg Police Departments made arrangements with the Suncoast Law Enforcement Charities to help Mr. Griffin replace his tricycle. If you would like to donate to Mr. Griffin, you can send a check made out to the SCLEC to the following address:
Suncoast Law Enforcement Charities
c/o St. Petersburg Police Department
1300 1st Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
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