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Scooter stolen in Pawtucket

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By Liz Tufts

Pawtucket Police are releasing pictures tonight of two men who stole a disabled woman's scooter—used as her only way of getting around.

"I depend on the scooter so much for every aspect of my life." 

On some days, just taking a few steps is pure agony for Rebecca Lane. She suffers from several health problems, including Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSD), and Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).

“I have full body pain, my skin hurts, my spine constantly hurts... The list goes on and on. I have seizures, so getting around isn't easy. The scooter is my life, my dog's life.”

Sometime last week, the scooter was snatched in broad daylight. Lane parked it in front of her apartment complex on Mineral Spring Avenue in Pawtucket for just a few minutes before it was stolen.

“Within minutes, two young men had come along and walked off with my scooter.”

It was all caught on surveillance video, and in one still, one of the men is seen behind the wheel.

“They pushed it into Providence, I followed the tire tracks.”

Lane has since been on a mission, posting a picture of her scooter on Facebook, Craigslist, and Twitter, in hopes of tracking it down.

“I have a few thousand followers and they started sharing it, and I got some information from people who saw the bike.”

It was last seen on Union Street in Providence.

“It's a set of wheels that didn't mean anything. Nothing to the boys that took it, and it meant my whole world to me and they just took it.”

Rebecca is offering a reward for anyone who may find and retrieve the scooter. In the mean-time, she has to take the bus to work, which she says takes more than two hours.

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