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Appeal after attempt to steal mobility scooter from vulnerable man

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We’re appealing for two men who came to the aid of a pensioner when two other men attempted to steal his mobility scooter to contact us.

The offenders tried to drag the victim from his scooter on Sheridan Road, Bristol at around 11.45am on Friday (18 June).

Hearing his shouts for help, two men got out of a car to assist, prompting the would-be robbers to flee.

Investigating officer PC Samuel Padmore said: “This incident has robbed a vulnerable man of his independence.

“He is now terrified to leave the house alone and has returned his mobility scooter for fear he could be targeted again.

“When the incident happened he was so shaken he didn’t get to thank the two men who stopped to help and we’d really like to speak to them to pass on his gratitude and also to see if they can assist us in identifying the offenders.

“CCTV footage from the area has been reviewed as part of our inquiry and we continue to keep the victim updated with its progress.

“As well as appealing to the two good Samaritans to get in touch, we’d also be keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have dash cam from the area around the time.”

If you can help, please call 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5221139155.