Lancashire Police are appealing for information after a car was stolen.
At around 5.45pm on Monday August 18, a severely disabled and vulnerable man is believed to have had a set of car keys taken from him as he was outside his home on on Harrison Road, Chorley, putting something into the boot of a silver Vauxhall Astra car.
During the early hours of the next morning at around 12.30am, four people returned to the address and took the car, using the keys that they had taken from the man.
The vehicle was driven a short distance onto Brindle Street, where it was later abandoned on the pavement.
It is then reported that the four male youths ran away from the area on foot.
The car has now been returned to its owners.
PC David Grundy of Chorley Police said: “We believe that the people responsible for this car theft have targeted the vulnerable man who has great difficulty communicating and it is unclear at this stage how they have acquired the keys from the man.
PC Grundy continued: “Anyone who may have information should get in touch with us as soon as possible on 101 quoting log reference LC-20140819-0036.”
Alternatively anyone with information should contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.