A PENSIONER has been left heartbroken and housebound after thieves stole her late husband’s mobility scooter.
Ida Mills had the silver scooter locked up outside her Agbrigg home when vandals smashed a lock and took it.
It originally belonged to her husband Jack, but since he died she has needed it after undergoing a hip replacement – she is due to have her other hip done soon.
Mrs Mills of Elizabeth Street said: “It was locked up under my car port behind double gates. They broke off the lock and left it on the floor and we don’t know how they took the scooter as they didn’t have the key for it.”
The silver Rascal Taxi 4 was taken sometime overnight on Friday, March 23.
Police community support officer Katie Edwards of the Rural neighbourhood police team (NPT) said: “It has left Ida completely housebound.
“It was her only means of getting out and about. “It is just mindless to take something like that, when it is obvious it is for an elderly person. And it has more sentimental value than anything.”
Anyone with any information should contact PCSO Edwards, anonymously, on 01924 293256.