Burglars steal autistic boy’s iPad, police say

Posted May 11, 2012, at 3:34 p.m.

STANDISH, Maine — Authorities are investigating a burglary in which a 2-year-old autistic boy’s iPad, which he uses to communicate, was stolen.

The burglary occurred on Cedar Street on April 28, according to a news release from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department.

The homeowners were attending a funeral when the home was broken into. In addition to the boy’s iPad, a Sony laptop computer and an iPod also were reported stolen.

The iPad has “Property of Bryant Lindsey” inscribed on the back of it. According to detectives, the family requested the information to include where the burglary took place and the boy’s name in hopes it will lead police to the culprit or culprits.

Anyone with information should call Detective Brian Ackerman at 774-1444, ext. 2215.

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