A child’s customised wheelchair has been stolen along with a car from Skerries, Co Dublin early Friday.
The wheelchair was stored in the boot of the car when it was stolen.
Gardai are currently investigating the theft after the silver Mercedes with the registration plate 12 D 55188 was taken outside a house on Friday.
Please be on the lookout for a Silver Mercedes Estate 12D55188 stolen at 3am last night from house in Skerries. Child’s customised wheelchair was in the boot and family desperately need it back. Contact @gardainfo if spotted.
— Lorraine Dempsey (@LorDempsey) October 5, 2018
Lorraine Dempsey from the Special Needs Parents Association tweeted the news and said that the wheelchair belonged to a child and “was in the boot [of the car] and [the] family desperately need it back”.
The full tweet read: “Please be on the lookout for a Silver Mercedes Estate 12D55188 stolen at 3am last night from a house in Skerries.
“Child’s customised wheelchair was in the boot and family desperately need it back.
“Contact @gardainfo if spotted.”
A Gardai spokesperson spoke with The Irish Times and confirmed that the keys of the car, as well as a number of items, were taken from a house and the car that was parked nearby was driven off.