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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Hearing aids and walker belonging to 79-year-old reported stolen from Allen Fieldhouse

Fans file through the doors of Allen Fieldhouse past the statue of Phog Allen in this file photo from Monday, Oct. 27, 2014.

Fans file through the doors of Allen Fieldhouse past the statue of Phog Allen in this file photo from Monday, Oct. 27, 2014.

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Kansas University police have yet to locate a walker and set of hearing aids that were reported stolen from Allen Fieldhouse last week, or a suspect in the theft.

Sometime between 4:40 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Feb. 15 — the night the KU men’s basketball team played Oklahoma State University in an 8 p.m. “Big Monday” game — the items, which had been left unattended, were taken from Allen Fieldhouse, according to the KU Office of Public Safety crime log.

The hearing aids were inside a bag attached to the walker, said KU police Capt. James Anguiano. They belonged to a 79-year-old Lawrence woman who was attending the game, he said.

The hearing aids were valued at $6,000, and the walker was valued at $100, Anguiano said, making the total estimated loss $6,100.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the KU Office of Public Safety at 864-5900 or, to remain anonymous, KU Crime Stoppers at 864-8888.

Comments

Kendall Simmons 6 years, 3 months ago

I certainly hope that someone simply moved them to a safer place and they haven't been located yet.

I mean, I can understand stealing a bag in hopes there was something valuable in it, but a walker???

Lance Hobson 6 years, 3 months ago

I suspect whoever stole it didn't make a very fast getaway.

Lonnie Ross Dillon 6 years, 3 months ago

Now THAT was funny! (Not the theft....they're scum)

Freddie Garza 6 years, 3 months ago

Come on AD...step up to the plate and buy this woman a new set of hearing aids and a walker. Get this fixed for her.

Bryce Landon 6 years, 3 months ago

Whoever stole these things is lowlife scum.

Brianna Zaleski 6 years, 3 months ago

I think they should take a look at Jay Scott. He probably pegged the old woman as a "Chicken Little".

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