Heartless thieves steal wheelchair from young boy

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a wheelchair stolen from a young boy.

Between 11.15pm and 11.35pm on May 4, car keys and other items were stolen from a home in Bracken Ridge, along with a grey Nissan XTrail which had a wheelchair in the back.

Police say the stolen vehicle was later located in Caboolture on May 5, however, the wheelchair was not inside the car.


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The wheelchair belongs to the family of a six-year-old boy who suffers from a medical condition, and replacing it would take six months at a cost of $3000, police say.

The wheelchair is used to help the boy avoid muscle fatigue and prevent muscle loss.

PHOTO: Supplied

Anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious, or who may have dashcam footage, are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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