A bike stolen from a developmentally disabled couple in Vancouver has been returned to the family's home along with a note.
"I bring this back 2 you because I am truly sorry and hope you can forgive me. I am trying to do the right thing. - Guilty," the note said.
The bike was stolen Monday from Courtney and Harley Forbes. It had been tucked away on the front porch they share with Forbes' mother, Kimberlee Turner, on V Street in Vancouver.
The couple can't drive, but the bicycle allows them to run errands, go shopping and attend Courtney Forbes' doctor's appointments. Surveillance cameras were rolling when the theft happened.
After FOX 12 and other media in Portland shared the Forbes' story, many people in the community stepped up to offer help. Some, including one anonymous couple who handed over an 18-speed tandem bike, even offered a new bike for the couple.
Vancouver police said the community response to the Forbes' story has been "nothing less than inspiring."
"The Vancouver Police Department would like to extend a thank you to the media and the community for their involvement in getting information about this incident out. The widespread attention to these crime victims may have contributed to the momentary activation of the suspect's conscience; however the goal of the Vancouver Police Department is to make an arrest in this case," a police statement said.
The suspect was not seen when he or she returned the bike Wednesday.
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