A 79-year-old grandmother was left with horrific injuries after getting attacked by thieves who attempted to rob her of her mobility scooter.
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Ida Brown from Dunston, UK, was attacked and pushed into the wall by two thieves who tried to steal her mobility scooter from the back of her home on Sunday morning.
After pushing the elderly lady, who checked around her home to see what was going on after being alerted of the noise by her cat, the thugs ran off the property while shouting they would be back.
“They didn’t manage to steal my scooter but I can just remember them running away and shouting ‘we’ll be back,’” Brown, who lives on her own, recalled.
“I have leukemia and just had a pacemaker fitted in my heart before all this happened so I do need my mobility scooter to get me around. My knee is really painful and I couldn’t open my eye for a few days afterward.
“Because of my leukemia, I can’t have some of the painkillers so it does hurt a lot. My neighbors have been really supportive and Henry is a good guard cat, but it is scary knowing that they could come back.
“I know I won’t be opening my door to anyone again because I don’t want to put myself in that position.”
As the 79-year-old added, she hopes the police catch the thieves responsible for her condition before any more people have to undergo what she had gone through.
Speaking of the disturbing incident, the authorities confirmed the case remains under investigation while urging the community to share any information that could help them arrest the people responsible.
“This is an abhorrent attack on a vulnerable pensioner in her own home and we are determined to find those responsible,” Inspector Alan Davison said.
“The mobility scooter would clearly belong to someone with a vulnerability and I find it appalling that anyone would try to take it away from someone in need.
“To then shove an elderly woman into a wall, and cause the level of injury that they have done, is beyond comprehension and I know the wider community will share our anger.”
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