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Phoenix woman warns about 'porch bandits' after beloved custom-made chairs stolen

Posted at 5:46 AM, Dec 16, 2020

PHOENIX — Patty Rowan of North Phoenix recently purchased two custom-made chairs for her front porch.

"They were my favorite," said Rowan. The three-week delight of having her western-style chairs decorate her front porch came to a halt Sunday morning.

"I get up at about 5:30 to go out and feed the animals and the chairs were gone, the porch bandit picked them up and took them away," said Rowan.

The chairs cost her upwards of $500 and she says they were the "icing on the cake" on her horse property that she's been working to upgrade since buying it in 2010.

"It was kinda a little bit of a Christmas present for me and the family so he kinda took a little bit of the Christmas away from me," added Rowan.

"Little wagon wheels on each side, they are made out of wood, they cost me a pretty penny, they cost me over $500," she said.

Rowan's daughter Corrine says her hard working mother's chairs were purchased after saving money for a while.

"When you work and you save up for something that truly means something special to you it gets taken away is devastating," said Corrine.

Patty filed a report with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, she also reached out to neighbors asking to keep an eye out for her beloved chairs.

The thief was wearing long shorts and a hoody sweatshirt with a logo on the back. "He was medium build. He had to pick up these heavy wooden chairs so he was pretty strong," added Rowan.

She's hopeful someone out there will recognize him or the chairs and get them back to where they belong. "It's just really neat to have something like that they are I don't know if I'm ever gonna see them again"

If you have any information or tip on who this porch bandit may be call the MCSO Tip like at 602-876-TIPS or on their website at Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.