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Police present Richmond boy, 12, with new bike

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 2:59 PDT, Fri April 16, 2021

Last Updated: 2:13 PDT, Wed May 12, 2021

A Richmond boy unexpectedly received a new bike after his was destroyed by a hit-and-run driver last month.

RCMP officers presented 12-year-old Mashrural with the replacement, which was donated by Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives. 

While on the scene of the collision, police learned that Mashrural had purchased his bicycle the day before with money he had been saving for some time. His family was unable to buy him a new one, nor did they have insurance to cover the cost of replacing it. So police reached out to their partners at Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives.

“We are very fortunate to have such a strong relationship with Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives,” said RCMP Cpl. Ian Henderson. “We can’t thank them enough for making this kind donation possible.”

Police said Mashrural was “blown away” in astonishment. He and his family expressed a humble and heartfelt thank you to the generous donors.

“We are so pleased to be able to support our community partners at Richmond RCMP in bringing joy to this otherwise unfortunate incident,” said Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives president and CEO Ed Gavsie.

Police are still looking for the driver of the white SUV involved in the incident, which occurred around 12:30 p.m. on March 7 at the intersection of Westminster Highway and Cooney Road.

If you happened to witness this collision, or if you have dash-cam video, contact the Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212, quoting file number 21-6168. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit them online at www.solvecrime.ca

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