A DISTINCTIVE jukebox – one of only 800 in existence – has been stolen from a community hall in Poole.

The ‘70s-style illuminated Wurlitzer jukebox was taken from the Branksome Dene Chine Community Rooms in the chine car park on Pinewood Road, where it had been used for a wedding.

Thieves got in by breaking a door window using a nearby marquee pole sometime between 1am and 8am on Sunday July 13.

Police investigating the crime have now released a photo of the jukebox and are urging anyone with information to come forward Police Constable Simon Shaw, of Poole police, said: “There are some distinctive marks on it which make it easily identifiable. Also, the victim would like it to be known that the machine will completely shut down in a couple of months’ time and it will be useless. It needs specific manufacture updates that only its rightful owner can obtain to keep operating.”

Witnesses and anyone with details should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 13:147. or call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111. Mobile phone tariffs may apply.