Confused householders have reported seeing an elderly lady on a mobility scooter 'stealing garden equipment' in the early hours of the morning.

Households in Bicester claim the elderly lady was seen on a red mobility scooter taking concrete border slabs from a front garden this week.

The suspicious activity has been reported to police by householders. 

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One homeowner said: "I did see her outside the house again 10 minutes later. I guess she just wanted more.

“I asked her why she had pinched my stuff, but she just rode off. This happened at 4am.”

The homeowner who reported the incident to police has said he is not looking to get the slabs back, nor wanting to pursue any charges.

He added: “If I do spot the lady again, police have asked me to inform them so they can check on her and make sure she’s Ok.

“I just hope she’s Ok to be honest.”

Another householder in Bicester said: “This is probably the same lady that scoots around Kingsmere in the early hours moving people’s rubbish and doing weird things.”

A third householder shared their experience of seeing the elderly lady removing weeds from a road one morning, and switching food between two bins.