Wheelchair stolen from West Kelowna Walmart

RCMP wish to quickly re-unite theft victim with their mobility device after a senseless Wednesday afternoon crime.

  • Oct. 27, 2016 7:00 a.m.

Photograph taken from the www.motioncomposites.com website which depicts a Helio 7 wheelchair similar to the one stolen.

RCMP wish to quickly re-unite theft victim with their mobility device after a senseless Wednesday afternoon crime.

The West Kelowna RCMP responded Oct. 26 at 3:04 p.m., to a theft complaint at the Walmart store located on Louie Drive. Police have determined that a suspect stole a customer’s personalized wheelchair while the victim shopped using one of the stores motorized shopping carts.

The stolen Helio A7 aluminum wheelchair is similar to the attached photograph, however it is completely black, has polymer type rims with as many as 6 thicker spokes, an upgraded seat cushion, the foot rests have been removed and the brand name “Motion Composites” printed on the rear of the back rest. It’s valued by its owner at approximately $3,000.

“RCMP would like to quickly re-unite the victim, of this senseless crime, with his much needed mobility device,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, in a press release.

“We urge the person who took the chair to drop it off at any RCMP detachment or simply return it to the store.”

Investigators are in the process of obtaining video surveillance footage from the store which shows the thief caught in the act.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 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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