WEST JORDAN, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Police are helping a West Jordan mom and her 13 year old daughter who suffers form cerebral palsy track down thieves who stole their SUV and a medical stroller out of their driveway.
Tammy Roberts uses the stroller to help transport Katelyn to school and doctor appointments because she isn't able to walk or stand on her own. "She cannot use her legs at all, so I have to transport her from chair to chair to floor to wherever," said Roberts. The price of the stroller runs around one thousand dollars and is specially designed for the disabled. It can carry up to almost 200 pounds and has heavy duty wheels.
Roberts says the stroller was inside their Ford Explorer when it was stolen out of their driveway on Tuesday September 4. Now, without any wheels at all, Tammy and Katelyn are stranded at home, which is a concern especially if Katelyn needs medical attention. Roberts is also trying to finish school to get a Medical Assistant certificate, but without her car, she is unable to travel to her externship. "I can't go to school. I can't go to the grocery store. I can't go anywhere now," said Roberts.
Roberts has filed a report with West Jordan Police. In the meantime, she's hoping the thieves will have a change of heart and return the stroller. "Please bring it back. It's a necessity. We need it. It's our transportation. It's Katelyn's legs. Just, please bring it back, said Roberts.
Police are searching for a 1993 green Ford Explorer. The license number is C531KS. Roberts says it was almost on empty before it was stolen, so she suspects the thieves may have stopped at a local gas station to fill it up. She asks that anyone who may have spotted the SUV to report it to police by calling 801-256-2000.