School theft features on Crimewatch
PUBLISHED: 19:38 02 April 2008 | UPDATED: 13:08 06 May 2010
A BREAK-in at a St Albans secondary school just over five months ago appeared on the BBC s Crimewatch on Monday night. Police are still looking for information on the burglary at Verulam School in Brampton Road which happened on Saturday, October 2. Still
A BREAK-in at a St Albans secondary school just over five months ago appeared on the BBC's Crimewatch on Monday night.
Police are still looking for information on the burglary at Verulam School in Brampton Road which happened on Saturday, October 2.
Stills of a man captured on CCTV camera at the school where a laptop was stolen from an IT room were also shown on the TV programme.
The break-in was linked by police to two previous burglaries at the school, one over the weekend of Saturday, September 22, when a number of computer-based units and a ceiling-mounted projector were stolen and another overnight on Wednesday, September 19, when computer components and a number of flat-screen monitors were taken.
Det Sgt Bruce Bishop from the Local Crime Unit at St Albans Police Station said this week: "I am re-appealing for anyone with information about the burglaries at Verulam School to please come forward and help us with our investigation.
"This incident called unnecessary disruption and inconvenience for the school and I need the public's help to trace those responsible. Please call 0845 33 00 222 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."
A police spokesperson said the delay in the incident appearing on Crimewatch was due to the programme's backlog. Herts Police had made an approach to the programme some time ago, he added.