Graeme Neylans has had his legs taken off him when someone stole his mobility scooter outside IGA on Sunday night.
Graeme Neylans has had his legs taken off him when someone stole his mobility scooter outside IGA on Sunday night. John McCutcheon

They didn't just steal his mobility scooter, they stole his 'legs'

A SERIOUSLY ill man who can barely walk 50 metres has had his "legs" stolen off him by heartless thieves who took his mobility scooter.

Graeme Neylan, who lives at the Bli Bli Riverside Caravan Village, relies on his scooter to get him everywhere, even across the road to where his car is parked as there is no room for it at the caravan park.

"I can't walk more than 50 metres without running out of breath," he said.

The 79-year-old suffers from emphysema and "walking is a problem".

On Sunday, at around 1pm, Mr Neylan parked his scooter on a grass patch near the Bli Bli IGA to climb in his car to visit his daughter.

In the 90 minutes he was gone, thieves stuffed his mobility scooter in the back of their station wagon and drove off with it.

CCTV footage from a nearby service station captured images of thieves sticking the scooter in their car and driving off with it.

 

CCTV footage shows Graeme Neylan's mobility scooter being stuffed into the back of this silver stationwagon
CCTV footage shows Graeme Neylan's mobility scooter being stuffed into the back of this silver stationwagon

Mr Neylan is desperate to get the scooter back.

"I'm lost without it," he said.

He has reported the case to police who are doing their best to trace the thieves.

 

CCTV footage shows Graeme Neylan's mobility scooter being stuffed into the back of this silver stationwagon
CCTV footage shows Graeme Neylan's mobility scooter being stuffed into the back of this silver stationwagon Kathy Sundstrom

Mr Neylan said his scooter was "blue in colour, with a basket on the front".

If anyone has any information, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1300 333 000.


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