3 men wanted for stealing iPads from daycare

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Three men stole thousands of dollars worth of electronics from a Memphis daycare, according to Memphis Police Department.

The theft happened Friday morning at Miriam Child Care Center on Walnut Grove Road.

Officers said the burglars stole several laptops, 20 iPads, and cleaning supplies.

"It was very hurtful. That was the part that hurt me the most, because they did it to the children," daycare director Iletha Washington said.

Surveillance cameras caught images of the three men responsible for the thefts.

The items were valued at tens of thousands of dollars. The suspects were seen selling the iPads later that day.

If you have any information on this theft, call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

"What I can tell you about the items that were stolen is they are items that are needed for our daily education of the children," Washington said.

The tablets were given to the daycare center by Shelby County Schools to improve learning for the center's 60+ students.

Washington said despite her heartbreak over the theft, the daycare plans to use this experience as a lesson.

"To children and also our parents to help them to understand that although this may have happened, we're not holding grudges. It won't stop up from achieving our goals," Washington said.

Shelby County Schools said the electronics did not contain any sensitive information about any SCS students or faculty members.

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