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Oak Park resident searches for stolen tricycle

Raymundo Lujan, 70, is seen riding his three-wheeled bicycle in an undated photo. The longtime Oak Park resident and community leader had his bike stolen outside the Old Soul coffee shop on Thursday, March 19, 2015.
Raymundo Lujan, 70, is seen riding his three-wheeled bicycle in an undated photo. The longtime Oak Park resident and community leader had his bike stolen outside the Old Soul coffee shop on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Courtesy of Raymundo Lujan

A longtime Oak Park resident and community volunteer is searching for his tricycle.

Raymundo “Cactus Ray” Lujan, 70, said his tricycle was stolen Thursday morning outside the Old Soul coffee shop on Broadway. After unlocking the bike, he went into the shop briefly to retrieve his helmet.

“Ten seconds and it was gone,” Lujan said Saturday, of his tricycle.

Lujan, a retired state worker and epileptic, has mounted a search campaign on the Internet in hopes of getting his 4-year-old blue tricycle back. The suspect, described as a male with a shaved head, was last seen zipping west on Broadway, Lujan said.

A Facebook post about the incident has garnered more than 400 shares and several comments. Lujan said he has posted information on Next Door, a neighborhood social network platform. Lujan, who has been awarded 26 certificiates of appreciation from various organizations over the years, currently volunteers as a greeter at Sacramento Charter High School.

The $450 tricycle was donated to Lujan by the Sacramento Fire Department after a previous bicycle he owned was stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lujan at (916) 410-8503.

Call The Bee’s Richard Chang at (916) 321-1018. Follow him on Twitter @RichardYChang.

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