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Former Life O'Riley Resident Upset Over Stolen Bikes

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(WLNS) - The on-going story for some displaced Lansing residents continues.

One woman is among those who had to move away from Life O'Riley mobile home park in Lansing after the Health Department shut it down in February.

She's more upset about what's happened since moving out.

The homes are all boarded up and you'd think this is the last place someone would look to steal something.

"My daughter will bring up now that we have nice weather can I ride my bike and I have to tell her no, we don't have a bike for you no more," said Terra Denike.

Denike says she just bought her daughters Heather and Kara, 3 and 6, bikes last Christmas.

"They were left here in their shed after they'd moved out last month."

That is until a friend called her with the bad news.

"She called me and asked if I gave the two ladies permission to be on my property because they had told her that they had permission from me to get stuff of the property."

Denike says she doesn't know these women, 55-year-old Nancy Whitby and 60-year-old Cather-line Jackson, who she believes were responsible.

Lansing police say Whitby and Jackson told people they were part of an organization helping to clean up and believe they may've been looking for metal for scrap.

They now face misdemeanor larceny charges.

"If they stole from people being displaced from their home in such times of need then they would steal from anybody."

Denike says some door frames are missing, too but says the bikes are her concern.

"Those are my kids', those are something they looked forward to doing, can you tell him that, I want my bike back."

She hopes someone can help them down the road.

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