Vancouver Police has recovered a West Vancouver veteran’s mobility scooter from Downtown Eastside.
The $3,500 scooter was reported stolen to West Van police by the 86-year-old Canadian air force veteran on Tuesday.
VPD patrol officers came across the report from West Vancouver police while working on a different investigation.
Officers had reason to believe the scooter could be in the Downtown Eastside and conducted a meticulous foot search in the area.
They located the scooter near Main Street and East Georgia Street.
“Our officers deal with crime on a daily basis, but when a vulnerable person is victimized, it really hits us hard,” says Sergeant Aaron Roed, Vancouver Police.
“The victim served his country in the air force, and now, as a senior, the scooter was his only mode of transportation.”
After recovering the scooter, officers loaded it into a police vehicle and drove it to West Vancouver to return it to the owner.
The investigation into the theft is ongoing. No arrests have been made at this time.
Anyone who witnesses a theft is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately.