When a 68-year-old Florida man left his pricey electric-powered wheelchair parked outside of Palm Too restaurant on 2nd Avenue and 45th Street recently, it didn't take long for someone to snag it. The disabled man was dining with his daughter when the incident occurred around 7:30 p.m. on July 20th; his $5,000 wheelchair has not been recovered. A witness allegedly saw the suspect driving the wheelchair, which has a top speed of 4 MPH, northbound after he stole it.
Police have now released a photo of the heartless suspect, who would face grand larceny charges if found. The man is describedas "a white or hispanic man about 25-30 years old... about 5'8"-5'10", 160-170 pounds with short, dark hair." Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, or submit a tip by at www.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.com, or you can even text a tip, to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.