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Thugs steal scooter and bash deaf owner
Thugs steal scooter and bash deaf owner

A 64-year-old deaf and mute man had a bottle smashed in his face after his scooter was stolen from Swan View last weekend.

Detectives are appealing for the public’s help to catch the three young thugs involved in the assault.

About 9.30pm last Saturday night, the Swan View man noticed his electric scooter was missing from the back patio of his Patterson Drive home.

The 64-year-old walked across the road to look for his scooter in a park, where he had found it abandoned once before.

He was then approached by three teenage boys, who walked towards him from a nearby lake.

Two of the boys pushed and shoved the man before one of them smashed a bottle in his face.

The victim dropped to the ground then managed to run home.

He sustained a cut and swelling to his cheek.

The scooter was later found damaged and partially submerged in the lake.

Sergeant Gerry Cassidy said one of the juveniles had a skinny build and thin moustache and was wearing a red T-shirt and a baseball cap.

All three offenders were described as between 15 and 18 years old.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.