News 12 viewer replaces teen's stolen bicycle after story about theft

There is a happy ending to a story we first told you about earlier this month, when a 13-year-old boy from Washingtonville had his bicycle stolen off his family’s back porch.

Blaise Gomez

Sep 21, 2022, 9:14 PM

Updated 607 days ago

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There is a happy ending to a story we first told you about earlier this month, when a 13-year-old boy from Washingtonville had his bicycle stolen off his family’s back porch.  
News 12 viewer Tommy Leggieri had his own bike stolen as a kid. 
He reached out to the family after seeing News 12's story Sept. 8 and donated a new SoCal Flyer bike Sunday to replace the one that was taken. 
The boy’s mother says she’s beyond grateful and thanked Leggieri, who’s from Middletown. 
“I think it was a shock,” said Leggieri. “I put a smile on his face and that’s all that matters. You can tell he’s a good kid.” 
Washingtonville police are investigating the bike theft and say there’s been a recent spike in stolen bicycles in the area.  
Anyone with information is asked to call Washingtonville police at 845-496-9123.


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