Mobility Scooter thefts
6th September 2017
Police are warning Mobility Scooter owners to be extra vigilant as Mobility scooter Theft is on the increase up and down the country. Joyriders have been stealing people’s mobility scooters and trashing them.
In many cases scooters were badly damaged before police are able to recover them and return them to their owners. One owner, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, said it felt like the thieves had “stolen his legs”.
More scooter thefts
Chris Thompson of Barton upon Humber woke up on Saturday to find his scooter had been stolen from outside his house. He called police and was informed that a mobility scooter had been recovered that morning. It was not until Mr Thompson arrived at the police station that he realised it was not his scooter. The scooter the police recovered had been stolen from a house half a mile away from Mr Thompsons home.
Later that day, Mr Thompson got a visit from a neighbor who saw a group of youths riding a badly damaged mobility scooter. The scooter was recover in a state of disrepair. Police are speaking to Two youths about the spate of thefts.
Anyone with any information regarding Mobility Scooter thefts should call their local police using the phone number 101.