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November 25, 2013 at 2:30 PM

UPDATE: Thief makes off with Seattle 4-year-old’s wheelchair

Update at 4:30 p.m.:|

The wheelchair has been found after the family put up fliers in their neighborhood, according to Seattle police.

Police say that someone called in an anonymous tip reporting the wheelchair had been found in a backyard. It’s unclear whether the tipster was the thief or a good Samaritan.

Original post:|

Someone stole a wheelchair belonging to a 4-year-old girl from outside her Seattle home, police said.

Seattle police were called to the home in the 1700 block of 13th Avenue South Saturday morning after a mother called 911 to report that someone had stolen the girl’s wheelchair. The mother told officers the family had last seen the wheelchair at 2 a.m. after they left it at the bottom of the stairs outside their home.

The mother told officers the wheelchair was built to the specific measurements for her daughter, and said she had no idea why anyone would steal it.

The wheelchair is black and has stroller-style handlebars and a hand brake, police said.

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