Teen's prized scooters stolen

Last updated 16:33 08/11/2012
Reuben Moss
Crushed: Reuben Moss lovely restored two scooters, which were stolen earlier this week.
Stolen Scooter 1
Gone: The Suzuki AZ50 Reuben restored.
Stolen Scooter 2
Also gone: Black TGB Palio50.

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A Wellington College student mad keen about restoring scooters has had two of his prize possessions stolen.

Reuben Moss, 15, has been working for most of the year at a scooter repair shop and an auto mechanics shop, learning about motors and how to fix them.

Staff at had given Moss a couple of scooter to work on. A red Suzuki and black TGB Palio50 Moss had been painstakingly restoring were taken from the driveway of his home earlier this week. He had just been offered $900 for one of them. It would have been his first sale.

Tulia Moss, Reuben's mother, said he had put a great deal of passion and work into restoring the scooters.

"This so sad ... So much maturity and independence and determination have resulted in absolute motivation to learn and achieve in physics, maths, reading; all serving a purpose for him at last.

"I feel helpless as I watch the despair and deflation of my son. I don't know what else to do. Someone must know or have seen something."

The two scooters are a red Suzuki AZ50, with one wing mirror (the left) and a smashed plastic lock, and black TGB Palio50 with no wing mirrors, a duct-taped seat and smashed right front indicator. The black scooter also has a hole in the exhaust, so is extremely loud.

- If anyone has any information, please call Crimestoppers, 0800 555 111 or the Wellington police, 381 2000.

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