Thieves steal Apple Notebooks in raid on Sunderland Catholic school

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LAPTOP computers worth thousands of pounds have been stolen from a Sunderland school.

Burglars broke into St Anthony’s Girls Catholic Academy, Thornhill Terrace, and took about 20 Apple Notebooks between Wednesday night and the early hours of Thursday morning.

Chief Inspector Richie Jackson said: “I’d urge anyone who is offered a laptop for sale or who knows the whereabouts of a large number of laptops to get in touch with police as soon as possible.

“We’re also keen to speak to anyone who saw suspicious activity in the area around the school overnight on Wednesday into Thursday – particularly in the early hours of Thursday morning –as enquiries continue to trace suspects.”

The theft will be a blow to pupils and staff in what has been a positive week for the school.

The Echo reported how St Anthony’s had become the first Sunderland secondary school to be rated “outstanding’ by Ofsted inspectors.

Anyone with information should call the police non-emergency number 101.