Abbotsford veteran, 83, has scooter stolen near legion

An 83-year-old veteran in Abbotsford, B.C., has had his scooter stolen from outside a legion.

Police say they're looking for veteran's acquaintance who allegedly stole the scooter

Bert Wiebe, 83, can only get as far as a city block with his walker, so relies on his scooter, which was stolen. (John Sorensen)

An 83-year-old veteran in Abbotsford, B.C., has had his scooter stolen from outside a legion. 

"There's not much I can do," said Korean War veteran Bert Wiebe.

Wiebe said he's been without his scooter since Friday, when an acquaintance he only knows as Kevin got the keys to it by telling him he would fix his front light. 

"I went and looked for him and he was gone, and the scooter was gone," said Wiebe. "I was pissed off." 

Wiebe said he can't afford to replace the $5,000 scooter and can only get around by taxi, because he can only get as far as a city block with the walker he uses.

Luckily, Const. Paul Walker with Abbotsford police said several people have called the station offering to donate scooters for Wiebe to use.

"All of a sudden I have more scooters than I know what to do with," said Walker. 

He said police are still looking to identify Kevin, who is described as a Caucasian man in his 40s, five feet eight inches tall, with short brown hair. 


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