Thief steals North Pines Junior High School computer equipment - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Thief steals North Pines Junior High School computer equipment

SPOKANE, Wash. - A thief entered a classroom at North Pines Junior High overnight Monday and stole several thousands of dollars worth of computer equipment.

Principal Gordon Grassi told Officer Mark Benner that the teacher assigned to that room had secured it about 5 p.m. Monday and discovered the thefts upon arrival about 7 a.m. Tuesday.

The suspect apparently wrote a note and left diagrams on the classroom's blackboard, then broke the locking mechanisms from the desk where the equipment was stored.  The suspect may have entered the room when it and several others were unlocked by janitors for cleaning.

Stolen was an Epson projector, a Hewlett-Packard monitor, an Intel Core 2 computer, an Aver Vision document camera and a pair of AITec Lansing speakers.  Total value of the property was estimated at $3,400.

Anyone with information regarding this theft is encouraged to call the Spokane Valley Police at 242-TIPS or at Crime Check, 456-2233.

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