Po­lice probe theft of mo­bil­ity scooter

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Front Page - BY ADAM HILL

A MAN has hit out af­ter his mo­bil­ity scooter was swiped by thieves.

Garry Mil­lar is un­able to walk the small­est of dis­tances with­out aids due to suf­fer­ing with cir­rho­sis of the liver and a mul­ti­tude of other con­di­tions.

He was given a new lease of life when he pur­chased a mo­bil­ity scooter to help him get around.

How­ever, when the 54-year-old took the scooter to his friend’s house in Fin­dowrie Street, Fin­try, crooks made off with it while he was in­side.

He told the Tele: “I was in my friend’s house and I had parked up out­side – stupidly I left the keys in the scooter.

“When I went out to go home I saw that it was gone — I re­mem­ber think­ing that it must have been some­one play­ing a prank on me.

“I re­alised that some­one had taken it and I was com­pletely dev­as­tated.

“It has left me un­able to go out to the shops.

“I am hav­ing to rely on my mates and my mum com­ing and help­ing me.

“A mo­bil­ity scooter is for one thing — who­ever took it knew that and did it any­way. I can’t be­lieve that some­one would do that to some­one.

“I paid £300 for it, there is no way that I can af­ford to buy an­other one.

“I am just to­tally dev­as­tated that this kind of thing would hap­pen.

“I know that I shouldn’t have left the keys in it but you just wouldn’t ex­pect some­one to take it.”

Garry — who also lives in Fin­try — alerted po­lice to the theft and an in­ves­ti­ga­tion has been launched.

He said the scooter, which is elec­tri­cally-pow­ered, was fully charged prior to him tak­ing it out.

He thinks that the charge will have run out by now — ren­der­ing the scooter “use­less”.

He added: “It won’t have charge left in it now, the charger is still at my house.

“It won’t be worth any­thing to any­one now.

“Hope­fully I get it back — I don’t know what I am go­ing to do.”

A po­lice spokesman said: “Po­lice Scot­land can con­firm it is deal­ing with the re­ported theft of a blue three­wheeled mo­bil­ity scooter from out­side a house in Fin­dowrie Street, Dundee, about 3pm on Novem­ber 10.

“If any­one has any in­for­ma­tion which can help our in­quiry, es­pe­cially in find­ing the mo­bil­ity scooter, please call 101 or speak to any po­lice of­fi­cer. Our ref­er­ence is CR/29749/17.”

Garry Mil­lar, pic­tured at his home in Fin­try, who now has only his stick to help him get about af­ter his mo­bil­ity scooter was stolen.

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