Paraplegic woman has wheelchair stolen in Phoenix

PHOENIX - The Phoenix Police Department is asking for the public's help to find a paraplegic woman's wheelchair.

Darlene Lovitt was cleaning her sister Marlene's wheelchair around 8:00 a.m. on February 26th. She placed it in their carport at 39th Avenue and Maryland Avenue to dry when someone took it.

Darlene discovered the wheelchair missing at 9:00 a.m. and called police.

Darlene is Marlene's legal guardian, her sister is a paraplegic from a brain injury.

According to Officer James Holmes the wheelchair was custom made for Marlene, and it is her only way to get around.

The wheelchair was not insured.

If you have any information leading to the discovery of the wheelchair please call Crime Stoppers at (602) 262-6151 or Silent Witness at (480) WITNESS.

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