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Equipment stolen from a local charity in High Wycombe

| October 24, 2019
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High Wycombe Central Aid, West Richardson Street, High Wycombe.

Equipment, including laptops and phones, was stolen from the offices of a local charity in High Wycombe on Wednesday 9th October 2019.

At around 6.15am an intruder scaled a drain pipe on the outside of the High Wycombe Central Aid Society furniture warehouse in West Richardson Street, High Wycombe and gained entry to the building through a first floor window.

Several items of equipment, including laptops and phones, were taken from offices of Buckinghamshire Mind, the local branch of the national Mind mental health charity, who have offices on the first floor of the premises.

The intruder then attempted to enter the sales floor of the building, however locks on the internal doors prevented entry.

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High Wycombe Central Aid, Desborough Road, High Wycombe.

CCTV footage of the incident shows the intruder pacing around the building, trying to open doors and looking at various electrical items that were awaiting safety testing.

The General Manager of High Wycombe Central Aid, Stuart Allen, said: ‘This was an incredibly disappointing incident. But for an organisation who has helped over 1,500 people in the last 4 years this won’t stop us assisting local families in crisis.

High Wycombe Central Aid Society are appealing to the public for information regarding the break-in as well as support to help fund additional security measures at their premises and to replace the equipment that was stolen during the incident.

The man who entered the premises is described as male, aged 20 to 40, possibly white or Asian, bearded, wearing white trainers, a baseball cap and carrying a holdall bag.

*Source of article : Press release from High Wycombe Central Aid Society.

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