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Stolen scooter found abandoned and damaged, returned to owner

July 29, 2013 - 4:27 PM

KAMLOOPS - The scooter of a man allegedly robbed and assaulted last week in Kamloops was recovered yesterday abandoned and damaged.

RCMP responded to a call yesterday by a resident who found the motorized vehicle abandoned in Peterson Creek.

"Obviously someone had dumped it there," said Kamloops RCMP Const. Bernie Ward.

A 63-year-old man was traveling by scooter last week in downtown Kamloops when he was assaulted. The suspects, two males about 25-years-old or so, made off with his black Pride scooter.

The scooter was recovered from Peterson Creek, taken as evidence, identified by police as the one stolen last week and returned to its rightful owner.

The man, however, will likely need to repair the vehicle, described by Ward as damaged.

"I'm glad it's back, there are still some issues with it," he said, adding the man will need to sort through the damages with his insurance company.

RCMP continue to search for whoever is responsible for taking the scooter and ultimately dumping it.

"The investigation is still ongoing," Ward said.

To contact a reporter for this story, email: jwallace@infotelnews.ca, call: (250) 319-7494 or tweet: @jess__wallace.

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