LANGLEY PARK, Md. (WJZ) — Prince George’s County police are investigating a brazen theft that left a four-year-old boy without his wheelchair.
Gigi Barnett reports investigators are pouring over newly released surveillance video for leads.
This is the surveillance video police say could lead them to a wheelchair thief. It belongs to four-year-old Joshua. Police aren’t revealing his last name.
Officers say on Sunday night, Joshua’s mother left his wheelchair in the lobby of their apartment. She always does that because it’s easier to carry Joshua to their second floor apartment.
When she came back down the next morning, the chair was gone.
Neighbors are calling it a shocking, shameful crime.
“It’s something I don’t understand. It surprises me because it’s a child,” one woman said.
“It surprises me to see this, but something happens here every day,” said one man.
Since the theft, investigators say they’ve received a flood of support for Joshua in the form of new wheelchairs and money to buy another one.
For now, police say they want this thief behind bars.
Police say a Prince George’s County woman has donated a wheelchair to Joshua. It belonged to her son, who outgrew it.
In the meantime, officers say, so far, no leads as to who the suspect is or where they might be.
Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call Prince George’s County police at 301-699-2601.