Distinctive jukebox stolen in Poole burglary

Officers in Poole are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a distinctive jukebox was stolen during a burglary in the Branksome area of the town – with a picture of the jukebox being released.

The incident happened some time between 1am and 8am on Sunday 13 July 2014 at the Branksome Dene Chine Community Rooms, on the Branksome Dene promenade, Pinewood Road.

The offenders forced entry into the property using a nearby marquee pole to break a door window. They then stole a digital 70s style upright illuminated Wurlizer jukebox which had been put there temporarily to be used for a wedding.

Police Constable Simon Shaw, of Poole police, said: “This is a rare and distinctive item with only 800 of them being in existence – its loss is causing a considerable inconvenience to the victim.

“I am releasing a picture of the actual jukebox which was taken when it was new. There are now some distinctive marks on it which make it easily identifiable.

“Also, the victim would like it to be known that the machine will completely shut down in a couple of months’ time and it will be useless. It needs specific manufacture updates that only its rightful owner can obtain to keep operating. 

“I would urge anyone who has any information about this incident, or saw suspicious activity in the area, to come forward as soon as possible.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who has been offered a jukebox like this one for sale in strange circumstances or for an unusually low price.

“Anyone with information that can assist the investigation is asked to contact the police in confidence.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 13:147. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

Issued: 21 July 2014

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