KDH thefts include child’s electric wheelchair
Thefts in Kill Devil hills last week included a child’s electric wheelchair that was being charged in a carport.
At least four unlocked vehicles were hit July 27, including a 2012 Ford Expedition in the 1600 block of South Memorial Drive, Kill Devil Hills police said. Cash was taken from the truck.
Stolen from the same house was the electric wheelchair, which Dare Community Crimeline described as a blue three-wheeler with grey wheels. The rear fender was broken and missing as were the rubber grips on the silver handlebars.
Assistant Chief Dana Harris said that a grandfather had handed down the wheelchair to the child, who is disabled.
Break-ins also took place on Fresh Pond and East Clark Street.
Thefts from unlocked vehicles are common year-round throughout the Outer Banks. Opportunist look for unlocked cars and steal cash, cameras, sunglasses and electronic devices.
Residents and visitors are urged to lock their vehicles, even when they are parked underneath or in the driveways of rental homes.
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