Bute wheelchair thief ‘low life’, says victim’s daughter

Rothesay police office.
Rothesay police office.

The daughter of an elderly Rothesay man whose wheelchair was stolen from a garden shed outside his home has hit out at those responsible.

Eighty-nine-year-old Robert MacDonald’s mobility aid was stolen from the shed at his home in the town’s Bridge Street between noon on August 6 and noon on August 13.

In a letter published in the August 21 issue of The Buteman, Mr MacDonald’s daughter Edith says: “I’m just writing with a few words to the low life who stole my father’s wheelchair.

“I hope you are proud of yourself. My father paid for that wheelchair himself so he could get about, but you stole that pleasure.

“There is a place for people like you: it’s called a sewer.”

* Any information about the theft can be passed on to Police Scotland’s Rothesay office: just dial 101 and ask to be connected to Rothesay.

Information can also be passed on anonymously via Crimestoppers - call 0800 555 111 or fill in an online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org/.