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Computers stolen from school suite
THIEVES smashed into the Burgate School and Sixth Form Centre in Fordingbridge , stealing thousands of pounds worth of computers.
The criminals forced the window of the technology suite overnight on Friday September 7, stealing four large Apple Macintosh computers, worth more than £3,000.
Headteacher David Pover said: “We were shocked to discover that the technology area of the school had been broken into at the weekend by burglars. The thieves forced a window and gained entry to an area predominantly used by sixth form students.
“Fortunately, there were only a few items of high value in the room and the only items stolen were a number of older style Apple Macintosh computers, that were due to be replaced later this year.
“This has highlighted for everyone working at the school the necessity to maintain our very highest standards of good housekeeping and to continue to invest in our security systems.
“It saddens me that we have to spend time and money in such a way because there are people operating locally who stoop so low as to steal classroom resources intended for the education of children.”
New Forest West Inspector Simon Tribe said: “We are carrying out an ongoing investigation into the thefts of the computers. We are keen to make arrests because the burglary will affect the children and their education.
“The computers were the large version of the Apple Macintosh and are marked with Burgate School. They are heavy and would not have been easy to steal.
“If anyone has any information about the theft or has been offered one of these computers to buy then please contact us immediately.”
If anyone has information contact Hampshire Police on 0845 045 4545 or 101.