Kersey/Great Barton: Computer thefts from primary schools


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TWO more schools have been targeted by computer thieves.

Some time between 12 noon on Sunday and 8.30am on Tuesday offenders forced entry to Great Barton Primary School by forcing a window and a Dell laptop worth about £150 was stolen.

Between 11am on Monday 1st April and 11am the following day offenders forced entry to Kersey Primary School by smashing a window and stole more than £20,000 worth of computing equipment, including eight tablets and 26 laptops.

Police are investigating potential links between these incidents and other similar offences across the county.

Detective Inspector Nick Power said: “We are appealing for anyone with information in relation to these offences to come forward.

“We have seen a number of these incidents occurring across the county in recent months, but particularly in the west, and there are people out there who know who is responsible.

“If you have been offered computing equipment in recent months and you are not sure where it came from, or if you know of anyone who may be connected to these crimes, we would urge you to come forward.

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“We are continuing to work with schools in the county to encourage them to do all they can to ensure the security of their buildings and equipment, and would ask that any school with concerns contacts their local Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101.”

Anyone with information in relation to these offences is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101.

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