Scooter lock of­fer taken up

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Business -

MOS­MAN Park mo­torscooter rider Ian Briggs (61) has a se­cure ride af­ter Cottes­loe po­lice sup­plied a lock for his two wheels last week.

“I’ve had three scoot­ers and all three at some point have been stolen,” Mr Briggs said.

His scoot­ers were taken while be­ing stored at friends’ houses while he was over­seas in the past five years. Mr Briggs said it was fun and eco­nom­i­cal to ride a scooter to shops, cafes and the beach but his would now be locked.

Re­cur­ring scooter thefts and their use in bur­glar­ies prompted po­lice to mail of­fers of free locks to all 64 reg­is­tered scooter own­ers in Mos­man Park ear­lier this month.

Se­nior Sergeant Neil Mor­tonSmith said 17 locks were given to own­ers last Mon­day and sev­eral re­spon­dents now had a lock for each of their two scoot­ers.

“But any­one who wants one can now come into the sta­tion and get it, as long as they have their scooter’s reg­is­tra­tion pa­pers,” Snr Sgt Morton-Smith said.

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