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Disabled man housebound after thieves steal mobility scooter

PUBLISHED: 10:31 15 July 2015 | UPDATED: 10:31 15 July 2015

Mobility scooter

Mobility scooter

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Can you help police get it back?

A DISABLED man is now unable to get out and about thanks to thieves who stole his mobility scooter.

Alfie Garnham, who is paralysed from the waist down, found his vehicle had been taken from Thamesbank Place, in Bexley, sometime between 11pm last Wednesday and 11am on Thursday.

The red Pronto mobility vehicle, which has a black leather seat with a tear on the right arm, was in a car park and was secured with a chain and padlock.

“I need my chair to get out and about,” Mr Garnham said.

“Without it I’m stuck indoors and need other people to help me.”

Police would like to speak to anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious.

PC Chris Molnar said: “It appears the person who did this has specifically targeted the mobility chair and picked their moment.

“We would like to remind people to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to police.”

Anyone with information should call police on 020 8721 2049 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting reference 3908294/15.

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