The red bows were still on her patio furniture, a Christmas gift from her family.
The 59-year-old woman, who is wheelchair-bound from a degenerative bone disease, said she was thrilled at the prospect of using the furniture this spring. She said her husband built her front porch, and her family purchased a wicker loveseat made with PVC and a table.
“It means so much for me just to be able to get out on the front porch,” she said.
Between 2 and 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, Carolyn heard her dog growling and she looked out the window of her house which sits on the 100 block of Greenbriar Drive, in New Albany. She said she saw a white male loading her furniture, which she says costs more than $600, onto a dark pickup truck and drive off.
Due to her bone condition, she could not move close enough in time to find any other information about the suspect. She was so frightened that she did not call the police until the next day.
Carolyn asked that her last name not be published due to safety concerns.
“This neighborhood has just been riddled with break-ins,” she said.
Carolyn said her neighbor is also disabled and has had furniture stolen from his house. He purchased a handgun to protect himself, she said.
“We may be in wheelchairs, but we’re not going to sit here and do nothing. They’ll eventually be caught,” she said.
She is offering a cash reward for any information that leads to the recovery of the furniture.
New Albany Police Department Capt. Keith Whitlow said the items were reported stolen, and the theft is under investigation.
Carolyn said, if someone returns the furniture, she will not report them. She only asks that it be returned.
Carolyn has needed three surgeries in less than a year and will soon have a fourth.
“It has been very difficult,” he said. “I was really looking forward to sitting out on the front porch this spring.”
Stolen items were Christmas gifts for disabled New Albany woman
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MOST WANTED: Floyd County — July 2010
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Police seek public help finding five on outstanding warrants
Early morning on June 4, a multi-agency task force with more than 55 law enforcement officers in and around Floyd County set out to execute 54 felony warrants, nearly all of them drug cases.
Police arrested 44 of their targets as well as four others. In the days following the roundup, several others have been arrested. Five warrants remain outstanding as of Friday afternoon.
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- Police: Man stole purse from vehicle outside day care The Floyd County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying an alleged purse thief seen in store surveillance video.
- Woman pleads for thief to return patio furniture The red bows were still on her patio furniture, a Christmas gift from her family.
- Drive-by shooting reported The New Albany Police Department is investigating a drive-by shooting incident that occurred about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday morning in the Village Drive apartment complex.
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