"Callous and heartless": Plea for return of stolen scooter

"Callous and heartless": Plea for return of stolen scooter

Police are searching for the person who stole a pensioner’s mobility scooter.

The 82-year-old man parked the red scooter outside of his home on Macarthur Street in Ultimo, in Sydney's inner-city at approximately 2.30 pm on Sunday.

The senior realised it was missing around 4:30 pm.

The elderly man is now unable to leave his home.

Security footage has showed the scooter being driven away around 3.50 pm by someone wearing a motorbike helmet.

Police say they believe they will be able to identify the man responsible for the theft.

"It's a man between 30 and 50 years of age, white and blue jacket, the motorcross helmet is distinctive and it does have an open face," Acting Inspector Anderson Lessing said.

"Hand yourself into a local police station, otherwise we will be knocking on your door once we identify you."

Mr Lessing said police are urging for the scooter to be returned to the man.

"This was a pensioner, he's 82 years of age, this suspect has deprived him of his ability to go up the shops, to get a coffee, go buy a newspaper, essentially he's deprived him of his independence," he said.

"It's a callous and heartless attack and we want to identify him who he is so we can put him before the courts."