More Than 30 Laptops Stolen In School Burglary – Herefordshire
Police in Hereford are appealing for information after a number of laptops were stolen from a school in Lugwardine.
More than 30 computers were stolen from St Mary's R.C. High School between 6pm on Wednesday, 15 August and 6am yesterday (16 August).
A science lab was broken into via a back window and a metal box containing 36 Lenovo SL510 laptops was forced open.
PC Sean Smith is investigating the burglary. He said: "It appears whoever stole the laptops left via a fire exit and across fields at the back of the school, as four of the computers were found on the boundary of the school's grounds.
"This is a high value theft and I would appeal to anyone who may have noticed any suspicious people or vehicles in the area of the high school yesterday to contact us.
"When the computers are switched on, the school's logo - which cannot be deleted - appears on the screen, so it will be quite clear to anyone who unwittingly buys one of them who they belong to.
"I would also urge anyone who is offered one or knows of someone who is selling a large quantity of them to call us."
Anyone with information about this incident can call PC Smith on 0300 333 3000, quoting 402S 160812 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.