Even pre-schools are now being targeted by thieves, with the Police investigating several incidents in both public and private education institutions – in addition to a spate of similar incidents at businesses and homes.
Reports are that the Moravian Preschool, located on St. George’s Street, was broken between October 4 and 5, with electrical items being stolen.
A Cassada Gardens woman reported the matter to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and officers later visited the scene.
Police reports say that an unknown person used force to open a western double door, which was closed but not locked. The intruder then entered the building and stole one Daewoo microwave valued at $700 and a standing fan valued at $100.
A search of the surrounding areas did not turn up the items.
Meanwhile, the cook shop of a Villa man was broken into and a quantity of drinks and over $200 in cash were stolen.
This offence reportedly occurred between October 3 and October 4 on lower Dickenson Bay Street.
Reports are that the perpetrator used an implement to pry the hasp and staple of a wooden door and gain entry into the business.
In an unrelated incident of larceny, a Freetown man had his outside air conditioning (AC) unit stolen from his business place, Auto Rescue, located on the American Road.
Reportedly the person stole the AC by using a sharp instrument to cut the electrical wires and conduits from the unit, which is reportedly valued at $900.
Officers say that a search was carried out in the surrounding areas for the stolen item, but without success.
This offence reportedly occurred between October 3 and October 4.
In the meantime, a female teacher of the St. Joseph’s Academy had her purse – containing her government issued identification cards; Scotiabank ATM card; and $50 in cash – stolen from her black Toyota Vitz on October 4 outside her Stapleton Lane workplace.
Reports are that the Hatton woman left her handbag on the front passenger seat of her car, which was unlocked. She reportedly went inside the school to retrieve something, and when she returned to the vehicle discovered that the purse was missing from her handbag.