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Motorized wheelchairs stolen from Hartford home

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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)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Two motorized wheelchairs were stolen from a Hartford home on Sunday night.

Police said the theft happened on the front porch of a home on Greenfield Street in the North End neighborhood.

The mother and daughter who use them just want them back in one piece.

“Somebody stole them again,” Rene Lewis, of Hartford, said.

This isn't the first time the home has been targeted. Last month, wheelchairs were stolen from the same house where two women live.

“We have a lock on there and that's the only thing we can do,” Lewis said.

The chairs are worth $20,000.

Lewis and her 85-year-old mother use them and leave the wheelchairs right outside their door. Something they've done countless times. But Lewis said this recent situation is scary.

“My husband made my son stay home because he said it was too close inside of the house,” Lewis said.  

The family locks both wheelchairs up, but on Monday, Lewis’ husband unlocked them because the women had a doctor's appointment.

“An hour after they unlocked it, they took them,” Lewis said.  

Lewis had no choice, but to cancel her appointment on Monday.

“I don't know who is doing it, but it's a pain. I only wish they would return them,” Lewis said.

The family does have insurance, but they said it's a lot of work they have to go through to file a report and wait on getting a replacement.

Anyone with information should contact Hartford police at (860) 757-4000.

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