VT Woman Appeals For Return For Stolen Wheelchair

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A 72-year-old Vermont woman whose wheelchair was stolen from her daughter’s car at a Massachusetts mall is appealing to common decency during the holiday season for the thief to return her lifeline.

Lucille Riccio of Wilmington, Vt., tells The Republican of Springfield the $1,000 chair, which she got in April and hasn’t finished paying for, is the only way she can leave her home.

She’s hoping whoever took the chair has a change of heart and returns it. She says she can’t afford a new one and her daughter’s car insurance won’t pay for a replacement.

The wheelchair was stolen from her daughter’s car while she was shopping at the Holyoke Mall on Dec. 16.

Police Capt. Arthur Monfette says there are no suspects.

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