Police in Seattle are looking for two men caught on video stealing a tablet computer from a couple living with cerebral palsy, KCPQ-TV reported.
“I just think that if they’ll target me, they’ll target anyone,” said one of the victims, who asked to be identified by her first name, Carolyn.
Security camera footage shows Carolyn and her husband waiting for a bus to take them from the Northgate Mall to their assisted-living facility on Aug. 22. The two men can be seen standing near the couple. Carolyn told KCPQ that she saw them lingering nearby.
“I didn’t want to engage them because they were kind of scary looking,” she said.
One of the men, wearing a dark hooded sweater, leaves the area. But shortly afterwards, the second man, wearing a red t-shirt, approaches the couple, grabs the Samsung Nook tablet, and flees the scene.
Carolyn said the tablet, which contained files of her work as a Christian book reviewer, was replaced by her husband, and that she has already forgiven the suspects. But she is not letting the issue rest.
“I’m not gonna lie down and take it,” she said. “I’m gonna fight back the best I can.”
The case has received attention from not only local news stations around the country, but CNN, which encouraged viewers to contact Seattle police if they have information.
Watch KCPQ’s report on the theft of Carolyn’s tablet, as aired on Tuesday, below.