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A surveillance image of a suspect in the theft of a chain from a wheelchair-bound man in Flushing, Queens. (Credit: NYPD)

Police: Man Stole Chain From Wheelchair-Bound Victim’s Neck In Queens

Police were searching Tuesday for a suspect who allegedly ripped off a chain from a 50-year-old man in a wheelchair in Flushing, Queens.

08/12/2014

The suspect is seen talking to sales clerks on Aug. 2, 2014. (credit: Handout)

Police: Thief In Wheelchair Steals Watch From Stamford Mall Jewelry Store

Stamford Police are looking for a robber who rolled up on an unsuspecting jewelry clerk in a wheelchair and ran out with one of the shop’s watches.

08/04/2014

Michael Sulsona in new wheelchair (Courtesy Michael Sulsona)

Vietnam Veteran Gets New Wheelchair Week After Lowe’s Employees Jump In To Fix His Old One

It took more than two years, but the office of Veterans’ Affairs has finally come through with a new wheelchair for a Vietnam veteran from Staten Island.

07/16/2014

Gene Lyons

Police: 4 Men Beat, Rob Wheelchair-Bound Navy Veteran On Long Island

The victim was attacked from behind around 10:30 p.m. on June 1 near the Long Island Railroad tracks on Maple Avenue after leaving church.

06/10/2014

Isaiah McLaughlin told CBS 2's Lou Young that all he wants is for thieves to return the aluminum wheelchair ramp that he needs to get in and out of his home. (Credit:CBS 2)

Bridgeport Boy Stranded At Home After Thieves Make Off With Wheelchair Ramp

A 10-year-old boy has been confined to his family’s Bridgeport home since someone stole his wheelchair ramp.

05/08/2014

Sue Strong

City Changes Course After Ordering Disabled Woman Out Of Section 8 Apartment

Imagine the surprise and dismay of a disabled woman, confined to a wheelchair, when she was told that she would have to move to a smaller apartment to keep her housing subsidy.

02/25/2014

New technology could help paralyzed patients learn to walk again (Credit CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Robotic Legs Could Change Lives

Scientists have yet to come up with a way to fix damage to the nervous system, but robotics can help paralyzed patients stand up and walk again.

11/13/2013

Wheelchair-Bound Theft Suspect

Wheelchair-Bound Suspect Charged With Stealing Purses, Wallets

A wheelchair-bound man was in police custody Saturday morning, accused of stealing wallets and purses from guests at high-end Manhattan restaurants and hotels.

09/21/2013

Police say this man has committed a series of larcenies at high end hotels and restaurants in Manhattan. (Credit Handout)

Cops: Manhattan Theft Suspect Uses Wheelchair

The NYPD has asked the public for help in identifying a man wanted in connection with a series of grand larcenies in Manhattan.

09/19/2013

Vinny Pinello had his wheelchair stolen and destroyed by a pair of joyriding teens. (Credit CBS 2)

Long Island Teens To Learn Their Fate For Wheelchair Joyride

Inside of a family court room the Roslyn teens tried to explain their actions to a judge. The pair stole Vinny Pinello’s motorized wheelchair and took it for a joyride through the streets of Roslyn before trashing it in some bushes.

07/15/2013

Ryan Chalmers

Paralympic Athlete Completes Cross-Country Ride For A Good Cause

A Paralympic athlete has been pushing his wheelchair across the entire country to raise money for a cause close to his heart.

06/15/2013

Quantum 600 Power Base wheel chair (credit: Nassau County Police)

Police: Facebook Posts Lead To Arrest Of 2 Teens In L.I. Wheelchair Theft

A heartless prank left a young man with a broken heart on Long Island, after his wheelchair was stolen from his home.

06/11/2013

Schania Burgess, 8, has not been outside since Sandy hit because her building's elevators are still not working. (credit: CBS 2)

Wheelchair-Bound Girl Remains Trapped In Apartment 4 Months After Sandy Hit

Her mother said the elevators in their high-rise building on Surf Avenue and 24th Street have been out of order for months, leaving the 8-year-old a virtual prisoner in their third floor apartment.

02/28/2013

NJ TRANSIT Bus (file/credit: Evan Bindelglass/CBSNewYork)

Mom: Daughter Stranded Midair On Wheelchair Lift Trying To Board NJT Bus

A simple family outing to the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree quickly turned into a nightmare for a New Jersey family over the weekend.

12/12/2012

Evelynn Biondo (credit: Facebook)

Wheelchair Ramp Stolen From 5-Year-Old In Mastic; Good Samaritan Builds Temporary Ramp

Mastic resident Alicia Biondo’s daughter is blind, has seizures, and cannot walk, all as a result of being shaken severely by her father as a newborn.

12/06/2012

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