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'Despicable' thieves take mini bus and TVs from High Wycombe day centre
A MINI bus has been stolen from a High Wycombe day centre for adults with learning difficulties.
Thieves also stole two large flat-screen televisions, a Pentax digital camera, a Nintendo Wii and a quantity of cash.
Police, who have this afternoon released details, have labelled the culprits 'despicable'.
Offenders broke into the Hillcrest Day Centre in Coronation Road sometime between 11pm on Monday 12 August and 8am the following day. They got into the building by smashing two windows, police said.
The minibus was also stolen, but was later found abandoned close-by.
Investigating officer PC Antony Cope, based at High Wycombe police station, said: “It is hard to understand how anyone could steal from a day care centre for adults with learning difficulties.
“This crime has had a big impact on those who work at and use the centre, as expensive items have been stolen and damage has been caused to the building.
“It really is a despicable crime and I would appeal to anyone with information about who was responsible to come forward.
“I would also like to speak to anyone who has recently been offered items for sale similar to the ones stolen from the centre.”
Call PC Antony Cope via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101.
If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.