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Vancouver police officers reunite air force vet with stolen scooter

Vancouver police have reunited an 86-year-old Canadian Air Force veteran with his stolen scooter.
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 Vancouver police officers this week reunited a West Vancouver air force veteran with his stolen scooter. Photo courtesy Vancouver Police DepartmentVancouver police officers this week reunited a West Vancouver air force veteran with his stolen scooter. Photo courtesy Vancouver Police Department

Vancouver police have reunited an 86-year-old Canadian Air Force veteran with his stolen scooter.

The scooter, valued at $3,500, was reported stolen Tuesday morning in West Vancouver. Two Vancouver police patrol officers came across the report while working on a different investigation.

The officers had reason to believe the scooter could have ended up in the Downtown Eastside, and conducted a search on foot in the area. The scooter was located near Main Street and East Georgia.

After recovering the stolen scooter, the officers loaded it into a police vehicle and drove it to West Vancouver to return it to the owner.

“Our officers deal with crime on a daily basis, but when a vulnerable person is victimized, it really hits us hard,” media relations officer Sgt. Aaron Roed said in a press release. “This victim served his country in the air force, and now, as a senior, the scooter was his only mode of transportation.”

The investigation of the theft is ongoing. No arrests have been made.

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