Weekend thieves break into two primary schools and pull off major heist at Boys Training School

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SOURCE REAL NEWS– Three government-run institutions, including two schools, were thetargets of thieves over a 48-hour period.

Reports say the principal of the Charlesworth T. Samuel PrimarySchool, in John Hughes, telephoned the All Saints Police Station andcomplained that a number of classrooms and her office area hadbeen broken into, and a number of tablets and cash were stolenfrom the office.

Further reports say the intruder had apparently gained access to theoffice by using a prying implement to pluck out two wooden louvrepanes from a southern window.

Having done so, the person entered the office and stole four Velkkpen tablets and an undisclosed sum of Eastern Caribbean currencynotes and a quantity of coins.

It is alleged that the intruder then went through a northern shutter-window, which was closed but not locked, and accessed severalclassrooms, which he ransacked.

This offence reportedly occurred between 3:30 p.m. on March 22and 7:15 a.m. on March 25.

Meanwhile, the principal of Buckleys Primary School made a reportto the All Saints Police Station that four classrooms had been brokeninto and $25 in cash stolen.

This offence reportedly occurred between 4 p.m. on March 22 and 7a.m. on March 25.

Entry into the classrooms was gained through a western woodenwindow, which, apparently, was closed but not locked.

Allegedly, the intruder opened the window, unlawfully entered, andransacked the Grades One, Two, Four and Five classrooms.The money that was stolen was inside a drawer in the Grade Twoclassroom.

In the meantime, the Boys Training School was also the target ofthieves on the weekend.

Reports say that Captain Bernard Duplessis, who manages theWillikies facility, telephoned the Willikies Police Station andreported that the dormitory building had been broken into between1 p.m. on March 21 and 10 a.m. on March 25 and a number ofelectronic items had been stolen.

When the Police visited the scene to conduct investigations, thecaptain showed them a recreation room where several electricalappliances, among other things, had been kept.

Apparently, Duplessis had secured the room, leaving tworefrigerators, four microwaves, and four televisions set inside.However, upon his return, he discovered they were missing.

It is alleged that the intruders had used a hard implement to forceopen the door to the recreation room and, having done, so stole theitems.

Allegations are that the perpetrators also attempted to pry open awestern sliding window in order to remove a burglar bar.

A search was carried out in the surrounding areas for the electronicitems but without success.

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