60 laptops stolen from local school


    By Matthew Deighton

    Provo?s Amelia Earhart Elementary School reported the theft of approximately 60 laptops Monday morning.

    The laptops were taken sometime between late Sunday night and early Monday morning.

    ?A teacher verified the laptops were still in the school late [Sunday] night,? said Captain Cliff Argyle, public information officer of the Provo City Police Department. ?We got the phone call reporting the robbery early [Monday] morning.?

    Police are still unsure of who was involved in the robbery or how the burglar gained entry into the building. Argyle said it was possible the robber had propped the door open earlier that day or hid out inside the school until the facility was vacant.

    ?Some of the doors in the building showed damage from the forced entry,? Argyle said.

    The police are still unsure of what was used to pry the doors open.

    ?They broke in, did a lot of damage, stole stuff and then disappeared,? said Greg Hadnall, the director of student services and spokesman for the school district. ?They took about 60 laptops, 9 or 10 computers, and caused about $20,000 worth of damages.?

    The computers came from several different classrooms around Amelia Earhart Elementary School. Sunset Elementary School was also broken into earlier this year, with several computers and sewing machines being stolen.

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