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Seattle nonprofit workshop that refurbishes bikes for underprivileged kids was robbed twice in one week; locals react with cash and in-kind donations.

"A security company has offered to install a security system and donations are pouring in to a South Seattle nonprofit after thieves stole refurbished bikes meant for underprivileged kids twice in the past week. Someone broke into an outdoor storage area at Bike Works, 3709 S. Ferdinand Street, sometime late Friday night or early Saturday morning, police said. The thieves cut through heavy metal bindings on a barbed wire fence and then sawed through cable locks, stealing a stack of BMX bicycles. The bikes had been refurbished by kids who take classes and volunteer at the Columbia City organization and were intended for underpriveleged [sic] children, said Tina Bechler, program director at Bike Works." -- Lindsay Cohen, KOMONews.com

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