3 Vandalize School, Steal 57 Laptops

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland police are looking for help identifying three suspects who broke in to a local school, taking over $20,000 in computer equipment.

Police believe the incident at Woodland Hills Charter School, 9201 Crane Ave., happened sometime between December 23 and 24.

The suspects’ images were caught on surveillance video.

Police reports state the suspects entered the school by forcing out the bottom panel of the street entrance door, located on the southwest side of the school.

All classroom doors are supposed to be locked, but the suspects then entered the rooms, either by using a master key or through doors left open by the cleaning staff, reports state.

Police reports say a total of 57 laptops were taken from computer rooms, and smart boards were ripped partially from the wall and damaged. A student’s iPod Nano was also taken, as was $40 in cash from an office drawer.

Two DVR recorders were taken from a closet, thrown on the floor and damaged with liquid thrown on them, reports state. Other damages to the school and equipment amount to over $1,500.

Anyone with information on the suspects’ identities is asked to call Cleveland police.