Thieves Steal 30 iPads From Montco School: Cops - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Thieves Steal 30 iPads From Montco School: Cops



    iPad Theft at Methacton High School in Eagleville

    Deanne Durante Reports from the Methacton High School where 30 iPads were stolen last week. Police believe the thieves were aware the iPads were there because they did not enter the school hallways. The cost of the robbery is estimated at 12,000. (Published Monday, June 13, 2011)

    Police are searching for two thieves who allegedly targeted a Montgomery County school.

    Investigators say that last Monday, two men stole 30 iPads from Methacton High School in Eagleville.

    The theft was discovered the next day by a biology teacher who had stored the iPads in a locked cabinet. The lock was cut and the iPads were gone.

    Surveillance video shows an SUV entering the school parking lot around 11:13 p.m. Police say that two men climbed up the second floor roof and went through a window that had apparently been unlocked earlier.

    The thieves then allegedly went through a shared office in the biology room where they stole the iPads.

    Surveillance video also shows the thieves taking a smoking break on the roof later on. Police believe that the theft was an inside job.

    “They would’ve had to have some type of knowledge of the building because they went from where they accessed the roof to where the actual window was,” said Mark Stead of the Lower Providence Township Police.

    “You’d have to know where you were going.”

    Police are examining surveillance video as well as forensic evidence left at the scene to catch the culprits.

    If you have any information on this incident, please call the Lower Providence Township Police.