The Avoca Primary School has been left in shock after the theft of brand new laptops worth over $1500 earlier this week.
The school didn’t even have the chance to unbox the laptops before thieves pinched them in the early hours of Monday morning.
Avoca Police Sergeant Mick Rentsch said an unknown number of offenders gained access to the school at around 6 am.
“The offenders have gained entry through a window and entered the school, they rifled through an office
area and have gone to other areas including the principals office,” he said. “They’ve entered a storeroom and gained access to four laptops. They were brand new, still in boxes. The value of the stolen property is
around $1600. “The school alarm has then gone
off and the offender/s have taken off, with police attending a short time later. The offender/s were in the school for sometime between three and 15 minutes.”
Police are urging any witnesses or anyone with any information on both break ins to contact Avoca Police on 5465-3300 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
For more on this story see Page 3 of The Advertiser, Friday, January 17