UPDATED: Wheelchair ramp stolen from Mississauga boy has been found

This accessibility ramp was stolen from the home of a 12-year-old Mississauga boy who uses a wheelchair. (Photo: Peel Police handout)
This accessibility ramp was taken from the home of a 12-year-old Mississauga boy who uses a wheelchair. (Photo: Peel Police handout)
BY KELLY ROCHE
A wheelchair ramp stolen from the front steps of a 12-year-old Mississauga boy’s home has been found and returned to his family.
A member of the public located it Tuesday night in the Guildwood Way and Eglinton Ave. W. area, said Const. Bally Saini.
The news comes following a charitable gesture which saw police installing a new ramp.
Officers from the criminal investigation bureau’s B platoon “gathered the money amongst themselves to replace the ramp for the boy,” said Const. Rachel Gibbs Tuesday.
It cost $350; they’re the 12 Division officers looking into the case.
The silver aluminium folding ramp, roughly three feet by eight feet, was stolen last weekend between 7 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the Mavis Rd. and Huntington Ridge Dr. area.
Gibbs said police were receiving many offers from people wanting to donate money to the family to replace the stolen ramp.
Since police have already put in another ramp, the original is now being used at the back of the home.
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