Roswell mother angry after thieves attack son and steal his bike

ROSWELL N.M.(KRQE) – Gracie Rosales is upset after two masked teenagers ambushed her son, pushed him to the ground and stole his bike over the weekend. Now she’s offering a reward to anyone who can bring it back and bring the crooks to justice.

Rosales’ son, Adrian Palomares, says he was riding his bike to a friend’s house when two boys with bandanas covering their faces attacked him and took off with the bike.

Rosales was mortified when her son called her on Sunday saying that his prized orange BMX bike was stolen from him.

“I panicked cause I was thinking the worst,” she said.

It happened in the afternoon in broad daylight. Palomares says two masked boys came from either side of an alley and attacked him on the corner of Kansas and West Hendricks.

“They pushed me off my bike and they took off and they just went down the street all the way down,” he said

Adrian wasn’t hurt but his mother says she is not just going to let this go.

“The way that they went about it, to put their hands on him, like what gives you the right to put your hands on a little kid,” said Rosales.

She is even offering a reward to anyone who can help catch the thieve.  It is a low rider bike that Adrian and his father have been working on.

“His father has a low rider bike that he’s willing to give up. Adrian and his dad work on those bikes and they love those bikes,” she said.

Adrian hopes that offering up the reward will bring one of his favorite bikes back.

“That’s my outside bike I use all the time. I just really want it back so I can go places with my friends,” he said.

The family did report the incident to Roswell Police and encourage anyone with information to contact them.

Adrian says the boys were wearing hoodies, sunglasses and bandanas over their faces. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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