Thugs Steal New Bike from 97-Year-Old San Angelo Man


SAN ANGELO – Have you seen the bike in the photo below?

Mr. Silvas Stolen Bike

Mr. Silvas Stolen Bike (Contributed: San Angelo Police Chief Frank Carter)

According to San Angelo Police Chief Frank Carter, on Sep. 21, at around 5:30 p.m., a tricycle styled bike with a basket on the back was stolen near the 1400 block of S. Chadbourne. 

"My friend, Mr. Silvas,had his new bike stolen yesterday around 5:30pm (9-21-22) yesterday. He stopped to eat on his way home in the 1400 Blk of S. Chadbourne. As he went to leave, he noticed someone stole his bike," stated Chief Carter in a Facebook Post. "Mr. Silvas is 97 years old and frequently rides his bike up and down Chadbourne to stay healthy, not to mention this bike was his pride & joy."

The Chief is asking for anyone with information to contact the San Angelo Police Department's Dispatch or him personally.

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It is wonderful to read of the community's response to the theft of the elderly man's 3-wheel bike; to know that it's been replaced, and that the stolen one was found. With so many responding, I'm wondering if that same compassion could be extended to a disabled gentleman as well?

Walter Parr had his electric 3-wheel bike stolen a few months ago, but it was never found and there hasn't been any community support to replace it. Walter suffers from a progressive disease that will eventually confine him entirely to a wheelchair. His electric 3-wheel bike was his means of being able to get around his neighborhood safely. Can some of the folks who readily stepped up to help the elderly man also reach out to help Mr. Parr? It would make his world so much better!


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