Hull school suffers laptop theft

More than 100 brand new laptops bought in preparation for the new academic year have been stolen from a school in Hull.

The incident is believed to have taken place between 16:30 BST on August 2nd and 07:20 BST on August 3rd.

Laptops were stored inside a locked room at St Mary’s College just off Cranbrook Avenue in Hull and police said it appeared that a door had been forced open by criminals who likely knew what was inside.

Around 140 devices were taken, believed to be Samsung Series 3 machines with Windows 7 Professional.

The laptops have a silver and black colour scheme and come installed with a 16.6 inch screen and are estimated to have a market value of around £30,000.

This means they will likely be sold on, so consumers in the Humberside area must be careful if they buy mobile computers from car boot sales or other markets in the coming days and months.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact the Crimestoppers agency on 0800 555 111.