Burglars Sought in Computer Theft at High School NR10139ah

March 23, 2010

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department Olympic Area detectives are searching for a group of burglars who stole 23 computers with a total value of about $34,000 from a classroom at West Adams High School in Los Angeles.

The break-in happened on March 15, 2010, at 11:10 p.m., at 1500 West Washington Boulevard.  According to investigators, seven or eight suspects climbed over a wrought iron gate, then scaled a 12 foot brick wall to enter onto the school grounds.  Two of the suspects then opened a side gate to let the other suspects in.  The burglars gained entry to the classroom by prying open a window.  Once inside, they cut the security locks, removed several desktop computers and fled the scene.  Approximately 30 minutes later, the same group returned to the school and stole additional computers, investigators said. 

Detectives say they have no suspect description and are asking anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Olympic Division burglary detectives at 213-382-9440.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to 1 -877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) using a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters can also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts

Surveillance cameras captured the incident but the footage is grainy and none of the suspects can be seen.