A SEVERELY disabled Huddersfield man has been burgled for the second time this year.
And 63-year-old Jim Hall believes the intruders only strike once they see him go out on his mobility scooter to shop at Asda.
On January 2 thieves broke into the shed at Jim’s home on Hopkinson Road in Sheepridge and stole his garden tools along with a new grey Sanyo vac, kitchen utensils, a new kettle and a waste bin.
On Tuesday evening he went to Asda again and when he returned discovered thieves had smashed windows to get in.
They had stolen a camera and three Samurai swords.
Police have arrested two 16-year-old Sheepridge youths on suspicion of burglary.
They have been released on police bail pending further inquiries.
Jim said: “I’m now worried every time I go out what I’ll find when I come back home. I can’t rest easy.’’
The broken windows have been boarded up and are due to be reglazed by the housing association that owns the bungalow.
Jim was badly hurt in a fall six years ago and left disabled.
The fall led to surgeons needing to remove seven crushed vertebrae.
They have been replaced by a rod which means Jim can now only walk around the house using two sticks and has to use a wheelchair or a mobility scooter when he goes out.
Apart from the severe spinal injury he also has partial paralysis down his left side.