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Thieves use rock and plant pot in three burglaries of school

Thieves use rock and plant pot in three burglaries of school

The PSNI have made an appeal for information after reports of three separate burglaries at a school on the Ballymurphy Road in west Belfast.

The break-ins were reported between Sunday April 30 and Tuesday May 2. 

A PSNI spokesperson said: “At approximately 3:00am on Sunday 30th April, it was reported that damage was caused to a vehicle parked within the school grounds and windows to the building were smashed. As a result of the break in, one red cash box and one blue cash box was taken from a cabinet. One male, described as being in his teens and wearing a blue and grey hoodie was seen making off from the scene. 

"On Monday 1st May, it was reported that at approximately 12.40am, a large rock was used to break the window of the school office. Officer drawers and cabinets were ransacked, however nothing was taken. 

"At approximately 10:30am on Tuesday 2nd May it was reported that a plant pot had been thrown through the office window of a school on the Ballymurphy Road. The office was entered and rummaged through, it is unclear as to whether anything has been taken at this stage. 

"We are appealing to anyone that may have any information or to anyone that may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area over the previous days to contact police at Woodbourne Police Station on the non-emergency number 101. Or, alternatively if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”