All that's left after Stephanie Simpson had her scooter stolen from her home on Corbould Street is its plastic cover.

Scooter theft called devastating

Simpson filed a police report, and is hoping someone has information about her stolen Fortress 1700 scooter.

Chilliwack resident Stephanie Simpson was devastated to find her mobility scooter stolen one morning last week.

It had been plugged into the charger overnight and protected from the weather with a plastic cover.

“I went outside the next morning and of course it was gone,” she said.

All that was left behind by the thieves was the scooter cover.

She burst into tears at the sight.

“I was devastated. It was a shock to see it gone.”

Simpson filed a police report, and is hoping someone has seen her Fortress 1700 scooter.

She has painful, severe arthritis, with a rod implanted in her spine with four screws. She’s on disability, and had the scooter for three years.

“It’s the only way I have to get around. I rely on it totally,” she says. “I don’t think they’ll give me another one.”

Her son plugged the scooter in one night and it was gone in the early hours of Wednesday, March 13.

“I’m hoping it will be found, but on the other hand I doubt it,” she said.

Simpson volunteers at Ruth & Naomi’s Mission, taking care of the clothing closet, and says she needs the scooter to get her there. A few days after the story was printed, someone called to offer Simpson another scooter they no longer needed.

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