Disabled woman housebound after tricycle stolen

Ingrid Vlietman's electric tricycle was stolen from her carport on April 24. It was the only form orf transport for Ingrid, who has cerebral palsy, and her dog Charlie Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au   d492784
Ingrid Vlietman's electric tricycle was stolen from her carport on April 24. It was the only form orf transport for Ingrid, who has cerebral palsy, and her dog Charlie Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d492784

INGRID Vlietman, who has cerebral palsy, and her dog Charlie have been left housebound after her electric tricycle was stolen from her Osborne Park home on Anzac Day eve.

The tricycle was immobilised and locked when it was stolen from Ms Vlietman’s carport between 7pm Wednesday night and 7.30am the following morning.

“I put it on charge at 7pm and saw it was missing when I went outside at 7.30am,” she said.

“I’m devastated by my loss as I have a mobility impairment and the tricycle is my lifeline to the community and my sole means of transport.

“My little dog has not left my side since this event as he senses my discomposure.”

Ms Vlietman said she had been using a tricycle as a means of transport for the past 20 years.

If you’ve seen Ms Vlietman’s tricycle, call police on 131 444 or email the Stirling Times at stirlingtimes@communitynews.com.au.