Thieves steal paraplegic man’s Holden Commodore from Jacka home

Thieves have stolen a disabled man’s new car in what the victim thinks was a planned act. 

Zac Barrett, 21, has used a wheelchair since a motorcycle accident left him a paraplegic about three years ago.

He recently purchased the new blue Holden Commodore and was about to have it sent to Sydney to be modified with hand controls.

The thieves struck when he briefly left his Jacka home on Saturday morning to go to the shops. 

“I was back within 10 minutes and that’s all it took them to steal it,” he said. 

A key to the Mr Barrett’s car was locked in his friend’s car, which the thieves broke into.  

“They would have had to be watching me the whole time to know that,” he said. 

“They’re just low life scum, it shows you can’t really teach stupid.

“Watching a wheelchair user’s house to steal their car, really?”

As of Monday afternoon there were a few potential sightings of the car and Mr Barrett was hopeful he would be reunited with it.

“They’re definitely not the brightest,” he said. 

He said friends and social media users who have helped find the car all had the same reaction – “who steals from a disabled person?” 

ACT Policing said it was investigating the theft. 

Anyone with information should contact police on 131 444.