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54 Additional iPads Stolen From Los Gatos Fisher Middle School

Burglary follows November's theft of 29 other iPads from campus.

A total of 54 additional iPads were stolen early this month from Raymond J. Fisher Middle School, police said Wednesday.

The burglary follows The estimated value of the computers stolen in the first incident was $17,400. Police had no leads at the time as to who the possible suspects are.

According to Los Gatos Monte Sereno Police Sgt. spokesman Kerry Harris, officers were summoned to the school at 9:19 a.m. Jan. 5 on the report that a window into a classroom had been found smashed.

At the scene, officers determined that a suspect, or suspects, had made entry into a classroom, and had taken 54 Apple Ipad 3’s, Sgt. Harris said.

The initial probe into the crime at the school was conducted by Los Gatos Monte Sereno Police investigators, who determined that the theft had occurred overnight Jan. 4-5, Sgt. Harris added.

The case was subsequently turned over to the Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team, or REACT high-tech crimes task force for the follow-up investigation, he explained.

The computers were marked as school property, and the serial numbers have all been entered into automated stolen property systems, he indicated. 

The computer equipment was purchased with those funds.

Anyone purchasing a used iPad should take steps to ensure that the item is not stolen, as possession of stolen property can be prosecuted as a felony in California, Sgt. Harris noted.

Anyone with information about this burglary should contact the Los Gatos Monte Sereno Police Department Detective Bureau at 408-827-3209, or the REACT taskforce at 408-282-2420.

Irene Aida Garza-Ortiz February 01, 2013 at 04:20 AM
Just really very sad...
Peter Cook February 01, 2013 at 09:25 AM
Inside job.
Sandy Vaurs February 01, 2013 at 11:53 PM
Where were the security procedures that should have been in place to prevent this? Someone was negligent, it seems to me and responsibility should be assumed.
Sheila Sanchez February 02, 2013 at 12:29 AM
HI Sandy, I emailed Superintendent Diana Abbati on Thursday seeking comment and I still haven't heard back. Will update story when she provides an answer to the questions you're asking. Thanks for reading and your support.
Peter Cook February 02, 2013 at 11:39 PM
She can't email back, someone stole her ipad.

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