Bodhi Davey, 10, and his go-kart in happier times. The go-kart was stolen from the boy’s home on Thursday night.

Go-kart stolen from boy, grandfather in Abbotsford

Thieves target birthday restoration project of 10-year-old and grandpa

A go-kart restoration project for a grandfather and his 10-year-old grandson has been halted after the machine was stolen from the boy’s Abbotsford home on Thursday night.

Abbotsford police are now looking for the whereabouts of the stolen go-kart, which was a birthday project to help celebrate the youngster’s tenth birthday.

Gary Davey, the boy’s father, said he suspects someone saw the pair working on the go-kart outside their home on George Ferguson Way and then targeted the item for theft.

“For each of our kids tenth birthday Grandma and Grandpa Walt like to do something special with the kids,” he wrote in a Facebook post. “They knew Bodhi [10-year-old son] really wanted a go-kart and so they found a “fixer upper” and preceded to spend time with Bodhi getting it ride ready. My father-in-law even purchased a hydraulic press and taught Bodhi how to measure an axel and straighten it out using a micrometer. Very cool experience for my son and it’s every father’s dream to see his son get such quality time with his Grandpa.”

Davey said his father-in-law and son forgot to lock up the go-kart last night.

The Abbotsford Police Department sent out a tweet about the theft on Friday morning, and encouraged anyone with information to contact local investigators or CrimeStoppers.

Davey said he and his family will be canvassing the neighbourhood with posters to help aid the police in their search.

Just Posted

Haney Sewing and Sound delivery truck stolen

Distinctive vehicle and pickup stolen in Maple Ridge overnight Friday

Farmer warns about dike breach

McKinney Creek flooding Maple Ridge farms

UPDATE: Donations flood into Friends in Need Food Bank

Firefighters for Families campaign raised $17,847

Another condo project filling in south Haney

Phase 1 calls for 23 units on 224th Street

Thomas Haney secondary hosts first Winter Carnival for community

THSS students are hosting event on Dec. 20.

CP Rail Holiday Train brings rolling concert to Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Concerts benefit Christmas charities for 20th year

Canada ranks 16th on annual gender gap list

This is the second year Canada has placed 16th in the World Economic Forum’s list

VIDEO: Tornado rips through city west of Seattle

Reports indicate five to seven homes damaged in Port Orchard, Wash.

Surrey boy’s birthday wish raises $13,500 for rescued farm animals

Matthew Farden received a large donation from the mister Blake Foundation towards a sanctuary farm.

Trial date postponed for man charged with killing Abbotsford police officer

Oscar Arfmann’s trial pushed back from January to May 2019

Privacy watchdog says legal cannabis buyers should use cash, not credit

Some countries could bar entry to individuals if they know they have purchased cannabis

Emergency task force calls for safe supply of drugs in Vancouver to prevent ODs

Dr. Patricia Daly says more people are dying alone in the city than elsewhere in the province

‘A start:’ Alberta critical of Ottawa’s $1.6B package for ailing energy sector

A further $150 million is to be used for clean growth and infrastructure projects

New B.C. Lions coach DeVone Claybrooks adds eight to coaching staff

DeVone Claybrooks has filled out his staff for the 2019 season

Most Read