Buggy ban­dits strike twice

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS - By Lewis Fis­cher

The Trav­eller’s Aid Buggy Ser­vice has been tar­geted by thieves at Sey­mour Train Sta­tion.

It is al­leged that a group of youths have at­tempted to steal the buggy on two oc­ca­sions in re­cent weeks.

The al­leged of­fend­ers, de­scribed by a wit­ness as be­ing about 16 years of age, climbed aboard the buggy ser­vice and started the ig­ni­tion us­ing a bro­ken pen.

They were stopped by a V/Line staff mem­ber be­fore they were able to make off with the buggy.

The buggy ser­vice is run by vol­un­teers and pro­vides an im­por­tant ser­vice to the com­mu­nity, es­pe­cially the el­derly and those with mo­bil­ity is­sues, in trans­fer­ring from coach to plat­form and get­ting to doc­tors ap­point­ments.

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