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Shawnee police seek wheelchair thieves

Shawnee police are looking for information about this van, which was used in the theft of a motorized wheelchair outside a Lowe’s store April 28.
Shawnee police are looking for information about this van, which was used in the theft of a motorized wheelchair outside a Lowe’s store April 28. Shawnee Police Department

Shawnee police are seeking the thieves who stole a motorized wheelchair from outside a Lowe’s store late last month.

Police released images of a van captured on surveillance video outside the store in the 16300 block of West 65th Street on the afternoon of April 28.

Police said the wheelchair, valued at more than $2,000, belongs to a Lowe’s employee who had left it in a parking stall while he went to lunch.

The video captured two people loading the chair into a tan, older-model conversion van, which has a multihued brown stripe down the side.

The van is possibly a Ford and has chrome running boards and a chrome spare tire cover on the rear door.

Anyone with information is asked to call Shawnee police at 913-631-2150 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477). Callers can remain anonymous.

Tony Rizzo: 816-234-4435, @trizzkc

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