Vt. woman begs thief to return $1,000 wheelchair

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Posted: Dec 23, 2009 10:52 AM

A 72-year-old Vermont woman whose wheelchair was stolen out of her daughter's car is pleading for the thief to return her lifeline.

Lucille Riccio of Wilmington tells The Republican of Springfield, Mass., that the $1,000 chair is the only way she can leave her home. She says she bought it in April and hasn't finished paying for it.

The wheelchair was stolen from the back of her daughter's car while she was shopping Dec. 16 at the Holyoke Mall in Massachusetts.

She's hoping that whoever took the chair has a change of heart and returns it. She says she can't afford a replacement, and her daughter's car insurance won't cover it.

Holyoke Police Capt. Arthur Monfette says there are no suspects.

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Information from: The Springfield Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/