After a bike was stolen from a student, police officers bought her a new one

Jul 11, 2019

When a bike was stolen from a 20-year-old Dunkin Donuts worker in East Wareham, the Wareham Police Association did more than investigate the crime. They bought her a new bike. 

The call came in at around 10.30 a.m. on Thursday, July 11. The bike was stolen in broad daylight after Nichcha “Ziggy” Tansakul locked it behind the coffee shop and went to start her morning shift. When she returned to where she left it, the bike was gone. 

Once Tansakul became aware of the theft, she felt “extremely nervous and scared” and said her hands were trembling from anxiety. The bike belonged to her friend who lives in the area. Although Tansakul said she “tried [her] best to protect the bike,” she felt bad and called her friend to apologize for the incident. 

After investigating the crime, the Wareham Police Association presented to Tansakul a new bicycle at the same spot where it was stolen. 

“It just speaks to the association and it speaks of the good work that these guys do every day,” said Chief John Walcek. “People out there are doing a good job.”

Tansakul is a law student at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand. She is exploring the United States on a non-immigrant J-1 visa, which allows her to work. At the end of the summer, Tansakul plans to travel to New York, and California before going on a road trip around the West Coast with her friends.

“I am so happy,” said Tansakul. “I didn’t expect to get a new bike. People are too kind to me. Everyone is very nice and helpful.”