A New South Wales farmer is pleading for thieves to return his custom-made trailer that transports his electric wheelchair and has been stolen in Adelaide.
- Angus Conners uses the trailer to transport his wheelchair
- It was stolen from the driveway of his West Beach home overnight
- Mr Conners has asked thieves to return it so he can return to his NSW station
Angus Conners, 43, has been a quadriplegic since breaking his neck in a car accident on his remote sheep station in 2000.
He travelled 10 hours to Adelaide yesterday for his 13-year-old daughter’s school graduation.
His white trailer was stolen from the driveway of his West Beach home overnight.
Mr Conners said he was in disbelief.
“I couldn’t believe it,” he said.
“I only got down here yesterday … It’s devastating really.”
Mr Conners said thieves had to break a padlock to take the trailer from the Cottesloe Street home sometime between 11:00pm Tuesday and 7:00am Wednesday.
‘No hard feelings’ if thieves return trailer
Mr Conners had the trailer custom made eight years ago.
The farmer asked the thieves to leave the trailer somewhere and notify police.
“We’ll go pick it up, no hard feelings, just don’t damage it … Please give it back so I can get back home,” he said.
“Hopefully now they understand what they’ve done to me and the family.
“It hurts everyone really. It’s terrible.”
The trailer has South Australian number plates with the registration S960-TCG.
“It’s not that big, probably about five foot by four foot (1.5m-1.2m),” he said.
[It has a] single axle … [with] a drop-down tray at the back so the chair can be driven up.
“It’s got white mags and brand new tyres on it and red dirt. You can see it’s from the bush.”
Mr Conners is due to return to his New South Wales station in about three weeks.
“I don’t know what I’m going to do now, maybe put the chair on a truck,” he said.