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School burglars caught on surveillance

Dave Davies Dave Davies
DCP's Chad Kirkpatrick DCP's Chad Kirkpatrick

Two crooks were caught on camera burglarizing a Dougherty County school. Now police want your help bringing them to justice.

Tuesday morning Deerfield Windsor Lower School officials discovered their school on Beattie Road had been broken into for at least the second time.  Thousands of dollars of computers and tools were stolen. But this time educators got good surveillance video of the crooks.

Because of the surveillance camera Deerfield Windsor officials and police now know it's two masked young men that broke into their lower school about 3:30 Tuesday morning.   Because they forced windows and doors in the same room, police think they are the same burglars who broke in around September 24th.

"We had some unusual situations over a period of time.  And weren't even sure that things weren't misplaced or were taken.  But the end of September it was clear that items, electronic items had been stolen," said Deerfield Windsor Headmaster Dave Davies.

An Apple Desktop computer and six Apple iPads worth $4,000 were stolen from the computer closet in September.  A school employee put a surveillance camera in that closet, catching closeups of the crooks Tuesday.

"They do look in their teens," said Dougherty County Police Lt. Chad Kirkpatrick. "I'm not sure the age group at that school, but it's definitely somebody that's been familiar with the school."

"We do not recognize them," Davies said. "They do have masks on so it's kind of hard. But at the same time I think if you knew them you would recognize them."

"If we don't catch them, you know they are going to keep doing it until someone gets caught or someone gets hurt," Kirkpartick said.
Deerfield officials have brought in a security company to upgrade the school security, to try and keep these guys from coming back again.

This week's burglary those two took tools, a cooler, and a projector, worth $1,000.

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