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Burglars targeting laptops at rural primary schools
11:00am Friday 22nd February 2013 in News
RURAL primary schools are being targeted by burglars in north Essex.
Schools are being urged to improve security after several attempts were made to steal laptops from a variety of schools in recent weeks.
Between February 8 and February 11 attempts were made to break into Dedham Primary School, Parsons Field.
It followed attempts to break into Tendring Primary School, in School Road, between January 30 and January 31 and at Highfields Primary School, Colchester Road, Lawford, during the same night.
Fortunately the thieves left empty handed during the latest attempts but the schools have not always been so lucky.
On December 23 Highfields Primary School had £9,000 worth of equipment stolen or damaged including 15 laptops.
Police have renewed an appeal for information following this burglary and issued new appeals for information regarding the attempts and the December break-in.
A spokesman for Essex Police said the Dedham investigation is ongoing but other investigations have been exhausted and anyone with information about these burglaries, which the police are not linking, should get in touch.
Anyone with information about any of the crimes call Essex police on 101.