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Neighbors in Hartford are wondering who would steal two motorized wheelchairs from two women. (WFSB) Neighbors in Hartford are wondering who would steal two motorized wheelchairs from two women. (WFSB)
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Neighbors in Hartford are wondering who would steal two motorized wheelchairs from two women.

Rene Lewis, and her 85-year-old mother Eleanor Campbell both use motorized wheelchairs.

Over the weekend, they left the chairs on their front porch on Greenfield Street, something they said they’ve done countless times, but they were stolen early Sunday morning.

“We use them for doctor’s appointments, anything that we do outside of the house,” Lewis said. “I use them every time I go out. I can’t go out any other kind of way.”

When the thieves took off with the wheelchairs, they left behind two bikes.

“I can’t understand it. Its nuts,” Campbell said.

“I was shocked especially with the fact that they left the bikes. I thought that was crazy,” Lewis said.

What is even crazier is that Lewis’ birthday was on Sunday, but on Monday the thieves apparently had one more birthday surprise—“they came back today and got one of the bikes,” Lewis said.

It is unclear who is behind the crime, but Lewis and Campbell have filed a police report and they are hoping their insurance company will cover some of the costs to replace the chairs.

“I wish they would bring my chair back. I don’t know what I’m going to do,” Campbell said.

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