For 85-year-old David Aird this isn't third time lucky.
His mobility scooter has once again been stolen from his Orana Gardens unit. The good news is that it has also been found and returned.
The theft which occurred in the early hours of Thursday morning marks the third time Mr Aird's scooter has been stolen in the four years since it was purchased.
David's wife Stella said she felt it was a low blow to her husband.
"Really wrecks your faith in mankind," she said.
"We've had the scooter about four years and it's the third time it's been stolen.
"My husband is 85, he's not a well man, it's his principle means of transport, it's his way of getting across to the mall to buy the papers and some groceries and chat to people and what have you, that's taken his mobility away from him which is pretty nasty when you are 85."
The first time the scooter had be stolen the assailants did not get far as the vehicle broke down however the second time was more successful.
Mrs Aird admitted the scooter is always locked up but it was not secured on Thursday night which allowed for the thieves to have easier access.
Luckily for the Aird's the Scooter was recovered and returned late on Thursday afternoon to their unit with only a few dents and some cracks, but still able to run.
Mrs Aird was also understandably upset. He said it is the lack of care and respect the thieves have which is one of the most upsetting factors.
"So these are young people with nothing better to do and who really don't care.
"I think the [second time] there were three of them and they were all under 15 and the police bought them and made them apologise and it didn't go any further than that," she said.
"I just think it's wrong that these kids are wandering around the street day and night, our kids didn't do it so I can't see why other peoples kids would be anyway that's life."
In a social media post on a local crime page on Thursday evening, Mrs Aird thanked the police officers who attended their home and the public for their help in recovering the vehicle.
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