Burglar caught on CCTV breaking into shop and fleeing with £10,000 mobility scooter – at 8mph

Ellen Manning
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Watch: Mobility scooter thief caught escaping showroom at 8mph

This is the bizarre moment a thief smashed his way into a disability shop showroom before making off with a mobility scooter – at 8mph.

The suspect was caught on CCTV carrying out the unusual crime, kicking down the doors of the shop before leaving with a £10,000 scooter from inside.

The crime took place at Modern Mobility in Fosse Park, Leicester, on Saturday evening.

The suspect can be seen smashing his way in by kicking down the doors before trundling out of the broken shopfront on a £10,000 mobility scooter.

Bizarre footage shows the moment a thief carried out a Grand Theft Auto-style robbery at a disability shop showroom - before escaping on an 8mph MOBILITY SCOOTER.  See SWNS story SWMDscooter.  The crook was captured on CCTV carrying out the unusual heist at Modern Mobility in Fosse Park, Leicester, on Saturday evening (13/3).  The suspect can be seen smashing his way in by kicking down the doors before trundling out of the broken shop front on a £10,000 mobility scooter. Police have now launched an investigation in a bid to track down the robber, who was spotted by a member of the public making a slow getaway at around 8.45pm. The suspect, who was wearing a face mask and glasses, first tried to pick the lock of the disability aids store inside the shopping centre but to no avail.  He then began kicking down the front door, which eventually gave way, before he jumped in the Cabin Car scooter - which can reach a speed of up to 8mph. Within 20 seconds of entering the store, the man drives out of the building in the top-of-the-range mobility scooter and has not yet been traced.  Store owners believe the man had 'cased the joint' before the robbery as he appeared to know exactly what he was looking for.
The suspect kicked down the front door of the shop in Fosse Park, Leicester, before jumping in the scooter and leaving the scene. (SWNS)

Police have now launched an investigation to track down the burglar, who was spotted by a member of the public making a slow getaway at around 8.45pm.

The suspect, who was wearing a face mask and glasses, was caught on camera first trying to pick the lock of the disability aids store inside the shopping centre, without success.

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He is then seen kicking down the front door, which eventually gave way, before jumping into the Cabin Car scooter and making his getaway.

The whole thing took just 20 seconds, with the man leaving in the top-of-the-range scooter, the maximum speed of which is 8mph.

A thief carried out a Grand Theft Auto-style robbery at a disability shop showroom - before escaping on an 8mph mobility scooter. (SWNS)
The suspect fled in the scooter, which does a top speed of 8mph. (SWNS)

Store owners think the man knew exactly what he was looking for and have offered a reward for information which leads to his capture and the safe return of the "most luxurious mobility scooter on the market in the UK".

Manager Nick Partridge said: "Somebody has now been left without a mobility vehicle because of this cowardly act.

"The Cabin Car is the most expensive item in the shop, somebody clearly knew what they were looking for."

A Leicestershire Police spokesman said: "At around 8.45pm on Saturday, March 13, officers received a report from a member of the public of a burglary at a commercial premises on Fosse Park Avenue.

"Officers attended and found the front door of the premises had been forced open. A mobility scooter was stolen.

"No injuries were reported and inquiries are ongoing."

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