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Computers stolen from Utah Pride Center

Computers stolen from Utah Pride Center

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Someone broke into the Utah Pride Center and stole four new computers.

The center says the burglar or burglars apparently entered the building at 355 N. 300 West through a window on the first floor either the evening of Dec. 7 or early in the morning of Dec. 8.

The computers had been donated to the center four months ago. They were part of the David Bohnett Cyber Center, which provides computer, Internet, and printer access free of charge to patrons of the center and Café Marmalade.

The center's executive director, Valerie Larabee, calls the crime "particularly disheartening." Center staff will try to find resources to replace the computers.

In a news release Larabee said, "We need to solve this new problem quickly as there are many, particularly young people who are most isolated, depending on these."

The Utah Pride Center was vandalized this fall. It's unknown whether the incidents are related and whether the recent burglary is bias-related.

The cyber center is described as a vital asset to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

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