(WTNH)– An anonymous tip has lead to the recovery of a Lisbon Senior Center transportation van after State Police released a surveillance photo of a man caught on camera near the Lisbon Senior Center.
The 2008 white Caravan was located on Thursday, August 8th after being missing since Tuesday, August 6th.
The van is used to deliver Meals on Wheels dinners. The driver was using his own car in the meantime.
“It also takes our seniors to hairdressing appointments, to doctors appointments, shopping because they can’t get there on their own,” said Sparkman.
The six to eight people who depend on the handicapped accessible van for rides each day are now out of luck.
It had a Lisbon town seal is on the side.
“The plates on it are going to be municipal plates. It’s going to be LI 10. So it’s gonna look… it’s gonna stand out,” said Lisbon resident state trooper Robert Adams.
He says someone reported seeing the van in the New London area a few hours after the 1:30 early Tuesday morning break in.
The thief broke the window of the director’s office to steal the keys along a bingo bag containing cash.
State police believe the thief was in the building for about an hour.
He did leave some things alone like a microphone, computer, and flat screen TV’s but he took the Wii gaming system. The seniors like to play Wii Bowling.
“I don’t know why someone would break into a senior center,” said Lisbon resident Richard Grabel who was having lunch at the senior center. “It’s a nice place to come for the elderly.”
If the was wasn’t the van recovered, the town would have had to pay for leasing another one.