Thieves steal bike from Georgia Tech student with mobility issues

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A Georgia Tech student with mobility issues fell victim to a crime over the weekend.

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Marquavious Barnes, 22, parked his bike Sunday in Midtown near the North Avenue MARTA station.

He left to go to a school-related off-campus activity, but when he came back, his bike was gone.

"I was crying a lot yesterday," Barnes said.

The Excel student relies on his specialized bike to help him get around campus. It's something he's done for years.

"I used to take that bike everywhere," Barnes said.


Barnes suffered a TBI and has mobility issues after he was hit by a car at only 6 years old.

Atlanta police are now searching for the person responsible.

Meanwhile, Barnes said getting his old bike back would make a world of difference.

"It would mean a lot to me," Barnes said. 

Despite the incident not happening on campus, Georgia Tech police are leading their own efforts to get Barnes a new bike.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help Barnes get a new bike. It has already raised more than twice the requested amount.

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