Theft in North Bonn

Buggy stolen from handicapped boy (9)

Bonn. Unkown culprits have stolen the buggy of a disabled nine-year-old from a house in Bonn during the night to Friday. Without it, the boy can only walk very short distances.

Unkown culprits have stolen the buggy of a disabled nine-year-old from a house in Bonn during the night to Friday. Without it, the boy can only walk very short distances.

It was a shock for Bernadeta Wilde-Kawa when she came into the hallway of her apartment building on Kaiser-Karl-Ring in Bonn's Nordstadt on Friday morning. The buggy of her nine-year-old son Kacper, which she had left there the night before, was gone. Unknown culprits stole the buggy, which is worth around 4000 Euro. "This is a catastrophe for us," says Wilde-Kawa. Her son is severely handicapped, can only walk very short distances without any aids and is therefore dependent on the buggy several times a day. "He also needs the buggy to get to school," says the mother.

She filed a complaint directly with the police, but so far without success. A neighbour saw the buggy standing in the hallway at 2 a.m. in the night, and it had disappeared until 9 a.m. in the morning. Kacper suffers from Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy. "We only got the buggy a year ago," says Wilde-Kawa. Actually, the health insurance company wouldn't provide a new buggy until two years from now, when Kacper has outgrown the current one. And this should then be exchanged for the current one, "because the buggy belongs to the health insurance company, even if we had to pay a lot of money for it". Bernadeta Wilde-Kawa addressed the public with a Facebook post on Friday and now hopes to obtain information on the whereabouts of this important family vehicle. "The Easter weekend has started badly for our family.“

Anyone who can provide information about the whereabouts of the buggy is asked to contact the police on 0228/150.

Original text: Sebastian Fink

Translation: Mareike Graepel