A STAPLE Hill pensioner had his stolen mobility scooter returned the same day by police – thanks to a sharp-eyed resident and a quick response by officers.
Hugh Hanna, 83, had his scooter taken from the High Street on August 12.
A police spokesperson said: “A short while later a resident reported that it had been abandoned in nearby Upper Station Road.
“Officers returned the scooter the same day, and thanks to CCTV were able to identify and interview a suspect – and recover more of Hugh’s property – a few days later.
“The Staple Hill Neighbourhood Policing Team were delighted to return the stolen property to its rightful owner.
“Enquiries into the theft continue.”