SUISUN CITY (CBS SF) — An assortment of communications equipment was stolen from the Salvation Army’s new Mobile Assistance Vehicle in Suisun City Tuesday night after it’s very first day in service, the Salvation Army said in a statement Wednesday.
The theft was discovered this morning by staff members at the Kroc Center at 586 E. Wigeon Way. The items stolen included a laptop computer, a Xerox copier/printer, an LCD monitor and a Cisco wireless data system.
Capt. Jonathan Harvey, the Salvation Army’s Solano County coordinator, said they’re looking to recover those items. The wireless data system is especially distinctive, and should be easily recognizable if someone tries to sell it.
“It’s not your average router you’d have in your home,” Harvey said. “This was a heavy duty commercial-grade piece of equipment.”
Harvey said the Cisco data system had a six-inch antenna attached to the unit’s main body and a larger wall-mounted antenna attached by a cable.
“The intent of that mobile vehicle was for us to be able to go anywhere in Solano and provide services while having access to data and phone,” Harvey said. “That Cisco router in that vehicle was specifically for that purpose.”
Just before the auto-burglary occurred, the Mobile Assistance Vehicle had been deployed to provide food support to search and rescue teams in Vallejo that were looking for a reported kidnapping victim.
The victim, Denise Hoskins, has since been found safe at a relative’s home in Southern California, according to the Huntington Beach Police Department.
Anyone with information about the theft or the whereabouts of the Salvation Army’s stolen property is encouraged to contact the Suisun City Police Department at (707) 421-7373.
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