Wheelchair stolen from garage in West Kelowna

The owner was in the hospital while the wheelchair was being stolen

  • Sep. 9, 2013 6:00 p.m.

Police are looking for suspects after a 62-year-old woman from West Kelowna had her wheelchair stolen out of her garage.

The wheelchair, stolen from the 1600-block of Ross Road on Friday, is a critical part of the owner’s life. A Stellar Manual Tilt Wheelchair, tilted in order to provide more core support, it was taken from a secure parking garage while the owner was in hospital.

The chair was initially purchased for an elderly family member, then returned to its owner after that family member passed away.

The woman who is now using it cannot afford to replace the $2800 piece of equipment.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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