4 December 2015

Woman, 87, gets scooter back after public help nab alleged burglars

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ACT Policing will return a stolen mobility scooter to an 87-year-old woman after information provided by the public led police to the alleged offenders of a callous burglary.

The mobility scooter was stolen during a burglary of the 87-year-old woman’s residence in Waramanga on Monday, 23 November.

ACT Policing commenced an investigation and appealed to the public for information.

As a result information received from members of the public, police were able to conduct a search warrant at a residence in Waramanga on Friday 27 November.

ACT Policing will summons a man and a woman to attend court at a later date.

Officer in Charge of Tuggeranong, Station Sergeant Chris Meagher said the response from the public showed this type of crime is unacceptable in the Canberra community.

“To prey on the fragility of a senior citizen is a cowardly act,” Station Sergeant Meagher said.

“The response from the community has been outstanding and through their information we’ve been able to retrieve the stolen scooter, much to the relief of the 87-year-old woman and her family.”

“When the community and police work together we help create a safer and better community.”

“This should be a warning to anyone who deals in this sort of abhorrent activity – the rest of Canberra is watching you and they will report you to police.”

Police are urging anyone who may have any further information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via act.crimestoppers.com.au. Please quote reference 5886271. Information can be provided anonymously.

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What a low act, glad that they caught them.

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