Sean Spicer’s new bike might not be the same as his old one but the gift of a new set of wheels has restored his faith in humanity.
Sean worked two jobs and saved for months to buy his beloved bike which was stolen from him in Gosnells earlier this year.
His mother Lisa Spicer said he was riding home from school on Stalker Road when he was approached by a boy who then stole his bike and other belongings.
“He only had the bike a couple of months,” she said.
“It was his first day riding back from school, an activity that he had safely done so many times before.”
Armadale Detective Senior Constable Nicholas Filter said as a result of an investigation a 15-year-old Gosnells boy was charged with aggravated robbery.
The boy received an intensive youth supervision order for six months.
Although justice prevailed Armadale detectives were unable to recover the stolen property.
Snr Constable Filter said the team soon came to the rescue though by gifting a bike to Sean from the police property section.
“Sean and the family overall were happy with the result of someone charged and convicted from this matter,” she said.
“I believe that they had confidence in the WA Police Force’s ability to not only locate and charge the offender but to assist the family further regarding replacing some of the items stolen.”
Ms Spicer said although the incident still affected Sean they were pleased the ordeal had a happening ending.
“It was great that they took that extra time and extra effort to not only make sure that the offender was dealt with but also make sure Sean was okay,” she said.