Thieves Steal From Living Centre For Families

February 28, 2021

[Updated] A local charity is asking the public to look out for anyone trying to sell industrial washers, a dryer and nine ceiling fans, after thieves stole the items from the Transformational Living Centre [TLC] for Families on Parson’s Road.

Habitat for Humanity and the Women’s Resource Centre said they are “most saddened to have discovered this morning, that thieves targeted the construction site of The Transformational Living Centre [TLC] for Families on Parson’s Road sometime overnight, making away with recently received brand new appliances set to be installed in the Centre.”

“Sometime in the night a truck and at least two thieves pulled up, gained access into the building and loaded up 2 brand new high quality industrial washers, a dryer and 9 ceiling fans, all ready to be installed,” a spokesperson said.

“The Transformational Living Centre [TLC] for Families is a joint project headed up by Habitat for Humanity and the Women’s Resource Centre and is due to become a home and transformative program for up to 10 women and their families who are challenged in life, including being homeless.

“The renovations to the building are about 80 percent complete. It’s a terrible thing when thieves target a project like this”, said Sheelagh Cooper, chair of Habitat for Humanity who are overseeing the renovations of the Centre.

“Just Friday, someone reached out looking for a better way of life and a place to live for her family. It gave us hope that we are on the right path and will be meeting real needs in our community. Our hearts are broken that thieves would not consider the difference that such a facility and program will make in the lives of vulnerable single women in the community and their families”.

Both Ms. Cooper and Ms. Butterfield asked that people look out for anyone trying to sell two Samsung industrial washers and a gas dryer, as well as nine 52” Hunter ceiling fans.

“We encourage folks to contact the Police, Habitat for Humanity at tel. 296-0256 or the Women’s Resource Centre at tel. 295-3882 with any information”.

Update 4.07pm: Anyone wishing to make a donation can send it to TLC at HSBC account number 010-250041-012

Update March 1, 8.10am: A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is investigating a reported burglary which occurred at the Transitional Living Center on Parson’s Road, Pembroke some time during the night on Saturday 27th February, 2021, or the early hours of Sunday 28th February, 2021.

“Several items including two Samsung washing machines, a Samsung gas drier, several ceiling fans and a quantity of electrical wire were removed from the premises during the incident.

“Anyone with information on this matter is asked to call 211, or, the main police number 295-0011.”

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  1. puzzled says:

    Check out new houses about to be occupied.

  2. f scum bags says:

    I hope the b#$&%ards get karma shoved right down their throats so they choke. almost an incomprehensible crime.Cant wait for the bleeding heart crap on how they may need out, they were so maligned, they need to have justice served on a silver platter if found.

  3. wahoo says:

    Stealing from a charity? Isn’t that what the plp government just did to bolster the unions?

  4. Imjustsaying says:

    It never fails that one idiot has to politicize it.