Jai just wants his scooter back
JAI LOVEKIN will turn five this Saturday.
But, unlike most young boys, the Hervey Bay lad hasn’t been asking his parents for any presents in the lead-up to his birthday. All he wants is the return of his beloved silver scooter.
Last Thursday night a heartless thief pinched the scooter, a Christmas present, from the Lovekin family’s front veranda at Urangan.
Kerry Lovekin, Jai’s aunty, said her nephew had been inconsolable since.
“The really sad part about it is that he loved that scooter,” she said.
“He’s got multiple disabilities, including autism and cataracts over the eyes, so the theft has really knocked him around.”
Ms Lovekin said the family was hoping and praying the scooter thief would find it in his heart to return the child’s play toy.
“With his birthday coming up this weekend, instead of buying him a new present his mum, Sharon, will have to buy him another scooter.
“He was devastated when it was taken and the only way Sharon has been able to calm him down is let him borrow from his brother.”
Ms Lovekin asked any residents who might have seen the theft, about 2.30am, to contact Crime Stoppers.
The offender was described as a young man, tall and about 18 years of age.