November 10, 2015 9:57 pm
Updated: November 11, 2015 3:32 am

Abbotsford veteran has stolen scooter replaced by Good Samaritan

WATCH: An elderly war veteran from Abbotsford gets a new mobility scooter after his was stolen. Police now have footage of the alleged thief. Jill Bennett reports.

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It didn’t take long for Good Samaritans to step forward when it was learned that an 83-year-old war veteran had his mobility scooter stolen from outside the Abbotsford Legion on Friday.

When the crime became public, offers of help flooded in and on Tuesday Burt Wiebe was presented with a replacement scooter, allowing him to attend Wednesday’s Remembrance Day ceremonies.

“We wanted to help out,” said Chris Kehler of Coast Bathing Solutions. “He’s a war vet. My uncle served in the Korean War and was injured. I know the sacrifice that he made and that Mr. Wiebe made and I thought it’s the least that we could do to help out.”

Abbotsford police say just prior to the theft Wiebe spoke to a man named “Kevin” who offered to fix the scooter.

Police ask anyone with information about the theft to contact Abbotsford Police at 604-859-5225 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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