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Telecommunications device stolen from deaf person

OPP NEWS RELEASE WRITTEN BY CST. R.J.
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OPP NEWS RELEASE

WRITTEN BY CST. R.J. DINSDALE

BADGE #5381

********************* The hours of darkness, between last Sunday evening and Monday morning, provided ample cover for some dishonest soul to break into a pick-up truck, parked at an Echo Bay residence.

The thief made off with a small black toolbox and a TTY. A TTY is also known as a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf.

They enable deaf persons to make phone calls by typing a message on the TTY's 20- to 30-character keyboard, which is then displayed on a screen at the call receiver's location.

These messages can also be printed out.

As you can imagine the device is rather pricey and the victim is less than impressed

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David Helwig

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David Helwig's journalism career spans seven decades beginning in the 1960s. His work has been recognized with national and international awards.
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