Wheelchair stolen from 83-year-old - Philadelphia News

December 5, 2008 6:28:59 PM PST
A man who's dedicated much of his life to fighting crime in his community finds himself the victim of a crime tonight. 83-year-old Edgar Lee, who lives in the 3800 block of Baring Street in Philadelphia's Mantua section, parked his 1997 silver Mercury Sable in front of his house Sunday night.

When he awoke Monday morning, his car and the wheelchair he uses when he has to travel more than a couple blocks were gone.

Lee has served as a member of the anti-crime community group Mantua Against Drugs for more than 20 years.

He says he needs his wheelchair to attend his vigils.

His car bears Pennsylvania tags GVB-5723.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Lee's car or wheelchair is asked to call Philadelphia police 16th district at 215-686-3160.

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