The story of a bike stolen from under a nurse’s nose as she administered COVID-19 vaccines has a happy ending.
Sara Wiwcharuk, a registered nurse, had her bike stolen outside the Victoria Conference Centre on Douglas Street Tuesday.
Inside, the nurse worked a four-hour shift administering COVID-19 vaccines.
The story took off after she posted to social media about the missing bike, with many people aghast that a nurse’s bike was stolen as she administered vaccines — and during National Nurse’s Week.
“That was posted and reposted, friends and then people from the community, old colleagues commenting,” Wiwcharuk said. “So it’s been quite a lovely response, heartwarming.”
Trek bikes, the manufacturer of her stolen bike, even stepped forward to give her a new set of wheels.
But overnight, an eagle-eyed police officer found the original bike.
Police say he recovered Wiwcharuk’s stolen bike just before 2 a.m. on Herald Street and she had been notified it was found.
“We’ll be happy to get it back to her later today,” Victoria police tweeted.
UPDATE: Sara’s bike has been found! @vicpdcanada says an officer spotted a guy walking with it in the 500 block of Herald Street early this AM. Sara’s picking it up later today. #yyj @CHEK_News #NationalNursingWeek https://t.co/k2J7dqKJdy
— Joe Perkins (@JoePerkinsCHEK) May 14, 2021