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Thefts dampen Christmas spirit

She’s had her walker that she relies on for mobility hidden by neighbourhood teenagers playing a prank.

But Nancy MacDonald, who suffers with cerebral palsy, had never had her black Evolution walker stolen from outside her East Hill home until last week.

“Somebody took it between 6 and 8:30 p.m. from the boulevard in front of my home last Friday (Dec. 9),” said MacDonald. “Because of my mobility problem, I need this walker to get from the house to my car, and vice versa.”

Now forced to chain her walker to a tree so it doesn’t get taken again, MacDonald is hoping whoever took it will return it.

“My thoughts are that this was probably taken as a prank but I’d like it back as it is my mobility,” said MacDonald.

“I’d ask whoever took it to please think next time before you do a foolish act. You may be making daily living a bit more difficult for another person.”

Two other victims of crime contacted The Morning Star via letter on the same day.

Rob Breugom said his parents were leaving their home when they noticed that the concrete kissing Dutch boy and girl statues were missing from the front of their house.

“These statues were given to them for their anniversary many years ago by me,” said Breugom. “I suppose they will now be somebody else’s Christmas gift.”

A mother was upset that her son’s CCM mountain bike was stolen from outside her brother’s house.

“He just got that bike for his birthday/Christmas present last year, we’re not able to replace it as we are barely making ends meet,” said the mother. “He is a good kid. He told me not to worry about him, just worry about his little brother and sister.”

She said her son “loved his bike, he rode it everywhere and he has no other way of transportation.”

 

 

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