Thieves hit Adaptive Adventures in Lakewood for third time in 2 years

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LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- Thieves hit the Adaptive Adventures organization for the third time in two years Sunday.

Four specially adapted bikes and equipment valued at $12,000 were stolen at approximately 3:30 a.m. Sunday from the facility at 1315 Nelson St. in Lakewood.

The equipment enables those with physical challenges to enjoy sporting events and the excitement of a new world.

The items were taken from a trailer clearly marked “Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project."

Coach Chris Wiegand said thousands across the nation depend on the services of Adaptive Adventures.

“People depend on us as part of their life, their daily life, the veterans suicide trend we hear so much about. ... We try to reverse that," Wiegand said.

Surveillance video shows a large two-tone pickup truck leaving the area near Nelson Street as someone peddles the bikes down the street.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lakewood Police Department.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise funds to replace the equipment and secure a safer location.

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