Police investigating burglaries at two Tauranga schools have spoken to five youths aged between 10 and 13-years-old in relation to the theft of electronic, computer and music equipment.
Around $300 worth of guitars were stolen from Tauranga Girls’ College when offenders broke in through a window of the school’s music department last weekend.
Detective Sergeant Alan Kingsbury says some of the stolen property has been recovered.
“This includes musical equipment stolen from Tauranga Girls’ College and computer equipment stolen from Tauranga Intermediate.”
Tauranga Intermediate was broken into on May 18.
Alan says the young people involved have all been referred to Police Youth Aid for follow up action.
He says police were provided with quality information from the community.
“It is important for members of the public to keep an eye on local schools after school hours and during the weekend, and to immediately report any suspicious activity to the police.”
If people notice anything suspicious they are urged to contact their local police station or leave information anonymously via the Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 line.