Criminals go to school - to steal

THE Christmas school holidays have begun, but school doesn't seem to be out for summer for certain people.

Police yesterday said two schools in the Rockhampton region were broken into on Monday night and early Tuesday morning.

A laptop and cash was stolen by thieves who broke into a classroom in Emmaus College's Yaamba Rd campus, police said.

Mt Morgan State High School was also targeted, with multiple alarms activated in C Block of the school about 3.50am.

When police reached the school at 4.18am the offender was still on the scene.

Detective Steve Paskin yesterday said schools were more prone to break-and-enters during school holidays.

"We ask that anyone living in the vicinity of the schools ... see anybody on school grounds that shouldn't be there to report it (to police)," he said.

The two schools weren't the only places targeted, with a Frenchville vehicle-owner reporting to police that their car was broken into.

Police said a shipping container at Rockhampton cemetery also had its padlock forcibly removed.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.



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