Thieves target schools in west Suffolk

POLICE have launched an inquiry today after thieves targeted four schools in Bury St Edmunds, stealing £6,000 of equipment from one building.

POLICE have launched an inquiry today after thieves targeted four schools in Bury St Edmunds, stealing £6,000 of equipment from one building.

At about 7.10pm last night two youths, wearing dark hooded tops, were disturbed outside Westley County Middle School in Oliver Road.

Ten minutes later two youths were disturbed outside St Edmundsbury School in Grove Road in the town.

A window had been broken and opened but no entry gained.

The youths are described as between 15 and 18, one was dressed in black and the other was wearing black and grey clothing.

Then, between 5pm and 8.15pm, offenders broke into Howard Primary School on St Olaves Road by forcing the canteen door.

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They searched the canteen and lockers but an alarm was activated.

A male, wearing dark clothing, was seen leaving the school about 8.25pm.

About an hour later, between 10.30pm and 10.55pm, offenders broke into South Lee School on Nowton Road.

It is thought they climbed a ladder to reach second floor windows.

A computer monitor and camera were recovered inside the school grounds but about £6,000 of items were stolen.

Police are linking all four incidents and are appealing for anyone with information to contact Dc Claire Humphreys at Bury CID on 01284 774100 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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