An 82-year-old victim of a mobility scooter theft is appealing for information after the act was caught on camera.
Jean Johnson who lives in Lowestoft, relies on a mobility scooter to maintain her independence.
According to an Eastern Daily Press report, the scooter was delivered on March 24, with thieves taking it at around 11pm on March 25.
You can see the video HERE, showing how the scooter was taken while Johnson was inside.
According to the local news report, she said she was “frustrated” by the act of “cruelty”, and believed the perpetrators must be local.
Johnson told the Eastern Daily Press: “When the men delivered the scooter, they wanted to see me ride it round the close and onto the main road by Grayson Avenue to check I was alright using it.
“Then on the Wednesday morning I popped down to the shops nearby. Very few people outside of this small area could have seen me use it. Either that, or someone followed the delivery van which brought it here.”
She added: “It was a big van, with a picture of the mobility scooter pasted along the side. The thieves could easily have tailed it and then come back the day after. I did hear something suspicious that evening, and so did my neighbour. We went out to have a look but they had left by that point, leaving my scooter cover lying outside my front door.”
The mobility scooter was secured under Johnson’s front window which was the same place her previous scooter stood every night for six years without issue.
The report went on to explain how the video of the men stealing the vehicle was caught on a doorbell camera.
If anyone has information, they have been encouraged to contact the police quoting case number 37-18122-20.