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May 7, 2014
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Usain Bolt 20,000 spike stolen
Bjorn Burke, Staff Reporter


Usain Bolt

The world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, yesterday took to popular online social networking website Twitter to express his sheer disappointment regarding the theft of a prized pair of Puma track shoes in the town of Croydon in London, England, recently.

After setting a new 100 metre world record in 2009, Bolt reportedly signed the spikes which were later framed with an accompanying photograph for display. The pair of spikes was reportedly worth approximately 20,000.

According to Scotland Yard, the items were taken from a warehouse located on Gloucester Road in Croydon, London, England, between the dates of April 26-28.

Seemingly disappointed, Bolt called on the robbers to return the shoes, tweeting: "I know u love me ... but please why u had to go stealing that signed Usain Bolt spikes in Croydon, England, ... I know u going to return it. Right?"

Additionally, the track star tweeted: "Breaking News ... All you had to do was just ask me for one ... No need to go stealing the ppl things..Come on now.." with an attached photograph of a newspaper article made about the stolen pair.

Meanwhile, British officials are urging persons with information leading to the whereabouts of the missing spikes to contact them.

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