Friends help disabled veteran replace stolen $1800 bike - KMOV.com

Friends help disabled veteran replace stolen $1800 bike

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ARNOLD, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Friends of a disabled marine combat veteran helped raise enough money to replace his motorized bicycle after it was stolen in Arnold Tuesday.

Kenneth Barten’s bike was stolen in front of the Salvation Army Thrift store. The bike is valued at $1800 but Barten said its value goes far beyond money.

“My bike is important because as you can see I’m a visually impaired driver so I have to use it to get to the VA, I have to use it to get to the grocery store. If I have anywhere to go it’s my only transportation,” said Barten.

Somebody spotted the bike in House Springs on Wednesday, but by the time officer arrived, it was gone.

The search is ongoing for the stolen bike.

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