Usain Bolt makes stolen shoes appeal

Published Tuesday, 06 May 2014
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Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt has made a Twitter appeal to a thief's conscience after a signed pair of his running shoes worth £20,000 were stolen in Croydon, England.

Usain Bolt makes stolen shoes appeal
Usain Bolt made the appeal on Twitter following the theft. (© Getty)

The orange Puma running shoes were framed, complete with a photo of Bolt after he set a new world record in 2009.

Local police believe they were taken from commercial premises sometime over the Bank Holiday weekend and have urged anyone who is offered them for sale to contact them.

But the Jamaican sprinter also made his own appeal.

Stating that he knows the person responsible "loves" him, he questioned why they had to steal the running shoes and added that he "knows" they are going to return them.

In a follow-up post, Bolt added: "All you had to do was just ask me for one. No need to go stealing."

Hundreds of people have retweeted and added the messages to their favourites.

Surely if anyone has a chance at catching up with the thief, it's the fastest man in the world ...

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