Heartless thieves broke into the Northbrook Project on Romany Road in Durrington and stole £2,000 worth of sensory toys for children with autism.
The break-in happened between April 6th and April 15th and a large number of toys were stolen. The items stolen were specialist sensory equipment including plasma spheres, bubble lights and bubble machines. As well as the toys stolen, around £400 of damage was caused.
PC Mark Gregory said: Northbrook Project is a local charity which provides specialist help to children with special needs which is invaluable to a number of children and their parents. The charity has spent the last two years fundraising to buy these specialist toys and the sessions where the toys are used have only been running for the last few months and now someone has ruined it by stealing them. This is a heartless theft by people who have not thought about the effect of taking these toys will have on anyone.
“If anyone saw anything suspicious in the area or have seen these items on sale but are suspicious of where they have come from, please contact police on 101 quoting serial 562 of April 15th. Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”