Scooter stolen from charity volunteer

By a County Press reporter

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

 

A MOBILITY scooter has been stolen from an Isle of Wight charity volunteer.

It was taken from outside the British Heart Foundation store near Argos, where the victim, a man in his 40s, was a volunteer, according to police.

Officers said the scooter was last seen parked at the front of the building at 11am last Thursday, but was gone by noon.

Investigating officer PC Matt Wilford said: "Both the victim and his wife use the scooter, and have had to obtain alternative help just to get around as a result of this theft."

The scooter is described as having electric blue panelling with a black seat cover, battery cover and foot rug.

It has a label by the power meter which states 'PMC' while the cover on top of the batteries — which have been taken from another model — sits at an angle, rather than sitting flat.

The owner has also told police that the ignition has been modified and is no longer key-operated; instead it has a flick switch.

Investigating officer PC Matt Wilford added: "We’re appealing for any witnesses who may have seen someone taking the scooter or using it in the area."

He also appealed for sightings of a blue mobility scooter abandoned in the area.

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact Newport police station by phoning 101.

Mini-com users can phone 18001 101. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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