Burglars target Cirencester Deer Park School and Cirencester College in computer raids
2:49pm Monday 22nd October 2012 in News
CASH and computers have been stolen in a spate of burglaries at a school and college in Cirencester.
Police are investigating after four burglaries have taken place in the last five weeks at Cirencester College and Cirencester Deer Park School.
Cirencester College on Stroud Road was broken into at around 11pm on Saturday, October 13 and two Apple Mac computers were stolen from a music room.
A similar incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday, September 19 when an attempt was made to force entry to a music room from outside.
Failing that, the thieves forced entry at another building on the site and stole a safe containing cash.
There have also been two incidents at Cirencester Deer Park School.
The most recent happened between Saturday, October 13 and Monday, October 15 when thieves broke in through a window at a computer study room at the school. An attempt was made to remove a computer, which was fixed by security cable, from a desk. The thieves were unsuccessful and left empty-handed.
However, in an earlier break-in between Thursday, September 18 and Wednesday, September 19 burglars stole five Apple Mac computers from a music room at the school.
Anyone with any information about any of these burglaries is asked to contact Gloucestershire Police on 101, quoting incident number 69 of October 15.
The public are also encouraged to report to police if they are offered any computing equipment for sale which they believe may have been stolen.
Information can also be given anonymously by contacting the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org and you may receive a reward if someone is arrested and charged.