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Update: Stolen medical trailer, handicap ramp found

by Evan White

Rochester, N.Y.-- The owner of a medical equipment trailer told 13WHAM News Thursday morning his trailer had been found.

"It's stripped," said Miguel Millan, owner of 101 Mobility in Rochester. "[There is] at least $4,500 worth of damage so far. I'm sure there's nothing in it."

Millan said he thinks the media coverage of the theft may have scared the thief or thieves into dumping the trailer.

According to Millan, a thief showed up Monday evening around 7 p.m., after the store had closed, but before sundown.

Surveillance video from the store shows a dark colored pickup truck backing into a space in front of the store, turning toward the back end of the lot, near other businesses.

The driver then backs up again, this time, even closer to the store. Within about ten minutes, the truck was hitched to the pickup and the driver got back onto Ridgeway Avenue and left.

"It's more frustrating for our customer," said Millan. "She was depending on this to get home."

Millan said his customer had recently undergone a medical procedure and the ramp was supposed to be installed at her home the following day, so she could return home.

"This is a piece of equipment, as simple as it is, a handicap ramp does empower them to get out of their house safely," added Millan.

This is not the only theft in the area over the past year. USA Gaming Supplies had a van stolen on New Year's Eve night 2013. It was found two days later, albeit greatly damaged.

"I don't know what other than gating it off or 24-hour security--I don't know what the answer would be," said Wendy Corsetti, sales manager.

Several other businesses have had smaller items stolen, according to Millan.

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