By Mike Pearson, News staff
To Stan Postma, it’s not just a bicycle. It’s his independence.
If the 81-year-old Stoney Creek senior wants to pick up a few things at the corner store or check for deliveries at the community mail box, it’s his six-speed Newport Cruiser that usually gets him there. He can’t walk very far and relies on his bike to get around. He doesn’t drive and neither does his wife, Helen.
Sometime during the evening of Aug. 19 or the daytime hours of Aug. 20, Postma’s green six-speed bike was stolen from his Fruitland Road property. In its place, someone left a sporty red youth seven-speed bike. But Postma isn’t interested in the unauthorized trade. He turned the found bicycle over to Hamilton Police who are investigating the theft of Postma’s bike.
Postma’s Newport Cruiser is about eight years old and was purchased at Canadian Tire, along with his wife’s nearly identical model. Postma’s bicycle features 26-inch tires with white walls, a green frame, back carriage, fenders, a grip shifter and includes the words Super Cycle in its name. It’s a Mexican-made model. Unfortunately, he did not have the bike’s serial number. The red bike found in its place bore the number AL12A00325.
Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Postma’s bike is asked to call Hamilton Police at 905-546-4925.