Mean thieves steal Toowoomba man's mobility scooter

The mobility scooter stolen from outside a public toilet.
The mobility scooter stolen from outside a public toilet. Photo Contributed

WILSONTON man Ryan Aldridge is disgusted someone stole his mobility scooter while he was using a public toilet.

Mr Aldridge has struggled to get around since the opportunistic theft from a public toilet block on McGregor St in Wilsonton.

He was returning to his nearby home when he stopped to use the facilities about 7.30am on Monday last week.

He took the keys out of the ignition and was in the toilet for about four or five minutes.

Someone seized upon the unguarded machine and took it from its park.

"I came back out and looked around McGregor St, but I couldn't find anyone," Mr Aldridge said.

The maroon Pride model scooter had been Mr Aldridge's main method of transport for nearly five years.

Bad circulation in his legs and bad knees have made it difficult for him to walk.

"It left me stranded.

"I had to walk home which was a struggle."

He had used the road registered scooter to get to Grand Central and Wilsonton shopping centres.

Since the theft, he has relied on taxis to get around, which has been expensive.

"It feels like it is a very dirty act.

"I just can't get over that someone could actually do it."

He said the scooter had a grey awning on it as well as a bag on the back.

Its registration details are A450F.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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