Palo Alto School Burglarized 3rd Time In 1 Month

View Comments
Computers left behind by thieves at Palo Alto’s Duveneck Elementary School. (CBS)

Computers left behind by thieves at Palo Alto’s Duveneck Elementary School. (CBS)

MattBigler20100909_KCBS_0384r Matt Bigler
KCBS's Matt Bigler started as a reporter/anchor in 2004, and is now...
Read More

PALO ALTO – (KCBS) – A recent string of school burglaries has robbed Palo Alto campuses of valuable electronics during the summer recess. One elementary school has been targeted for multiple break-ins.

Palo Alto’s Duveneck Elementary has been struck three of the past four weeks. The most recent break-in happened on Sunday when the suspects entered a classroom by simply removing the boards that covered up the window that had been smashed in a theft two weeks ago.

This time, the crooks only made off with a few hundred dollars worth of digital cameras.  The earlier thefts at Duveneck included $6,000 worth of cameras on July 8th, and $23,000 worth of equipment on July 25th.

KCBS’ Matt Bigler Reports:

Police said the break-ins were part of a recent series of burglaries at Palo Alto schools also affecting at Gunn and Palo Alto High Schools and Jordan Middle School.

Last week two 18-year-olds from East Palo Alto were arrested in connection with the Gunn thefts, but the suspects are still outstanding in the other school burglaries.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 58,947 other followers