Saanich Police have released surveillance footage of a man who stole a unique wheelchair from a recreation centre.

The theft occurred on October 17th at the Gordon Head Recreation Centre.

According to police, the wheelchair is part of the pool features at the facility, and allows disabled people to enjoy the pool experience.

The specialized wheelchair is valued at over $2,000 and is designed for use in pools and other aquatic environments.

The surveillance video shows a man using the wheelchair to exit through the front doors.

Once outside, he is seen loading the wheelchair into a newer model white Toyota four-door sedan, before driving away with a female accomplice.

Investigators attempted to enhance the video to read the vehicle’s licence plate but have not been successful.

Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to call Saanich Police at 250-475-4321.