LEWISTON — An 83-year-old woman rode her bicycle last weekend to a local independent care complex as she had done regularly for 66 years.

When she emerged from Maison Marcotte on Campus Avenue about two hours later, her 1943 blue Huffy bike was gone, police said. She had gotten the bike as a gift.

Ruth Slovenski of Lewiston told police she often rode to the nursing home for visits and parked her bike unlocked near a mail box. She arrived at 2:45 p.m. Saturday and left the building at 4:30 p.m.

A security camera viewed by police showed a male wearing a hat and dark clothing riding a bike fitting that description along Campus Avenue in the direction of Sabattus Street.

The bike has wide fenders and a large metal basket attached to the handle bars.

Anyone with information about the missing bike is urged to call Lt. Mark S. Cornelio at 513-3001, ext. 3323 or Cpl. Matthew Cashman at 513-3001, ext. 6359.


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