Callum Davie was born without a left forearm, and had a prosthetic he uses for bike riding stolen, along with the bike, on Tuesday morning. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)

Lower Mainland boy has bike and prosthetic arm stolen

Bike has been recovered, but arm still missing

A Maple Ridge boy had his bike stolen on Tuesday morning, with his prosthetic arm attached to it.

The bike has since been recovered, but the arm is still missing.

Callum Davie, who was born missing his left forearm, had left his bike out of sight, behind a utility trailer parked in the driveway of the family home on 112B Avenue, in Montgomery Acres.

His mom called him and informed 12-year-old Callum his Schwinn had been taken.

“I was upset – I really liked that bike, and the arm,” he said.

The bike was a Christmas present three years ago, but the arm was the real loss.

“The bike doesn’t matter to us, we just want the arm back,” explained his aunt, Breanne Davie.

She said the prosthetic costs approximately $4,000 to $5,000, and a replacement can only be custom made for him after several sessions of measuring and fitting at a specialty manufacturer in Richmond. It is one of a kind.

Callum explained that the arm was designed specifically for use while riding a bike, and is one of three prosthetics he uses.

Because its sole purpose is bike riding, he leaves it attached to his handlebars.

Callum, a Grade 7 student at Blue Mountain elementary, explained he also has an arm for everyday use, and another that is custom designed for playing lacrosse. He has been in the sport since he was old enough to take up the game, and now plays in the Burrards bantam division in boxla and under-13 field lacrosse.

The lacrosse-specific prosthetic was one of the first of its kind in North America.

Later in the day, a family member spotted a man sitting on the bike, and confronted him as to where the arm was. The man said he had found the bike behind the Chevron gas station at Lougheed Highway and 223rd Street, but there was no arm attached.

The pair went to Anita Place Tent City, near where the bike had been found, but could not learn the whereabouts of the prosthetic.

She has posted information about the prosthetic arm on social media.

“People are upset,” she said.

Breanne said they were hopeful the thief discarded the arm where someone could find it. It is red with white maple leaf designs on it.

• Anyone with information, or who finds a short prosthetic, can contact her at breannedavie@hotmail.com.

Just Posted

Bodies of two missing Surrey men found near Ashcroft: RCMP

Ryan Provencher and Richard Scurr have been missing since July 17

Police apprehend ‘armed and barricaded man’ after standoff in Surrey neighbourhood

Surrey RCMP say the suspect was taken into custody under the Mental Health Act

Family of South Surrey stabbing victim make public appeal

Paul Prestbakmo died in the early morning hours of Aug. 16

Delta Heritage Society seeks info about items in its collection

DHS is reviewing its collection to prepare for the opening of the new Delta Cultural Centre

Surrey police award finalists named ahead of October gala

Winners in eight categories to be celebrated at Sheraton hotel in Guildford

Clean the house, prep for your next trip: Tips to nix the post-vacation blues

48 per cent of travellers are already stressed about ‘normal life’ while still on their trip

More women may need breast cancer gene test, U.S. guidelines say

Recommendations aimed at women who’ve been treated for BRCA-related cancers and are now cancer-free

Couple could go to jail for taking 88 lbs. of Italian sand

Pair said they didn’t know it was illegal to take the sand, which is protected as a public good

B.C. manhunt suspects left cellphone video before they died: family

Family member says Kam McLeod, Bryer Schmegelsky recorded final wishes

Scheer promises EI tax credit for new parents if Conservatives form government

The government currently taxes employment insurance benefits for new parents

Border agents carry out raid at Hastings Racecourse

Dozens were spoken to, witnesses say

B.C. Speaker tight-lipped about aide’s legislature security tour

B.C. Liberals question Alan Mullen’s drive across Canada, U.S.

B.C. mom mourns 14-year-old son whose fatal overdose was posted online

Chantell Griffiths misses the son she hadn’t seen much in recent years

Most Read