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Mobility dealer broken into as thieves make off with £6,000 of equipment

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Police in Scotland are on the lookout for thieves after a mobility equipment showroom near Glasgow was broken into.

Around £6,000 of mobility equipment was taken, including three mobility scooters and two chairs and over £1,000 of damage was caused.

The Mobility Centre, which is based on an industrial estate in East Kilbride in South Lanarkshire, was broken into late on Saturday night and police are appealing for witnesses.  

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The business is run by Susan Laughlin and her husband, Stephen Laughlin, and has been trading for eight years. The pair’s son also works full time at the showroom.

Its product range covers mobility scooters, powerchairs, wheelchairs, adjustable beds, rise and recliner chairs and walkers, among other things.

High value mobility equipment has been a target for thieves in recent months, including heavy and unwieldy items.

In the summer two men snatched a £2,000 stairlift from underneath the nose of a disabled woman in broad daylight as she waited for an engineer to arrive to install the equipment.

Meanwhile, a dealer in Oswestry warned people to be weary after a Freerider scooter was stolen from one of its vans.

Both Eden Mobility and Millercare have also had vans stolen from the businesses in the past year.

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