A $10,000 mobility cart stolen from a rest home has been discovered mangled beyond repair after being used by joyriders.
The six-seater cart, used to transport residents at a Masterton rest home, was reported missing last month. Police recovered it on Wednesday at a Cornwall St property, with the roof cut off, chairs ripped out, and several panels damaged.
Senior Sergeant Warwick Burr said two boys aged 15 and 16 were arrested and had been referred to Youth Aid.
Along with the cart, property was recovered from what police believe to have been eight different burglaries.
"The message would be that parents need to ask the question or at least not turn a blind eye when [their children] bring home something which obviously does not belong to them," he said.
- The Dominion Post
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