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Police hunt for thieves behind 'despicable' robbery of mobility scooter






















A woman with multiple sclerosis whose motorised scooter was stolen from her home spoke to the media on Sunday. Photo: Paul Jeffers

Thieves have targeted a 57-year-old Melbourne woman who has multiple sclerosis and stolen her electric scooter, in what police have labelled a "despicable" crime.

The victim, Linda, said the theft had left her "absolutely gobsmacked" and housebound, as she is unable to walk very far.

The offenders entered the backyard of Linda's home in Hilton Way, Melton West, and stole the scooter some time between 5pm on Friday and 12.30pm on Saturday, when Linda noticed it was missing.

Police believe the robbery took place during the night.

"We believe that it would require a couple of people to take the scooter as there was no key left with the scooter and the wheels lock when it doesn't have the key," Senior Constable Gareth Gutierrez said.

Linda has had the electric scooter, worth about $4000, for four years and has always parked it in her backyard.

She said she used it every day, and was worried it could take weeks or longer before insurance replaces it.

"I can walk a little way with my walker but I get very fatigued so [the scooter] is my main source of transport," she said.

"My scooter is my best friend."

Senior Constable Gutierrez said in cases such as this, thieves usually took the stolen scooter or wheelchair for a joyride before dumping it nearby.

"This kind of theft is particularly despicable as the offenders have blatantly targeted this woman," he said.

"People don't just have motorised scooters lying around. It's obvious that anyone who has one needs it and to take that away from someone is really low."

Linda urged the culprits to hand the scooter back immediately.

"I don't care what condition it is in but please bring it back," she said. "Do the right thing."

She said the robbery had left her feeling nervous and vulnerable.

"I had thought I was quite secure in my home environment but not any more," she said.

The scooter is a blue Invacare Pegasus with four wheels. It has a Geelong Cats sticker on the front and, at the time of the theft, also had a blue and white umbrella, black rain cape and a walking stick on board.

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