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Middle school burglars target technology

High climbing thieves who broke into Langley Middle School last weekend by prying open a skylight seem to be free and clear for now.

Stolen from the school were a new computer and a digital camera.

"The break-in occurred when someone climbed onto the roof of the middle school and loosened the skylight to enter the school," said Langley Police Chief Bob Herzberg. "Items were stolen from an unlocked classroom."

The value of the items -- a new, tan-colored Compac computer and a Cannon Power Shot A40 digital camera -- is estimated at $1,500.

Herzberg said there is evidence the thieves entered the school twice during the weekend.

Two weeks ago, there was another theft at the middle school. According to Herzberg, someone broke into the school's auditorium and stole a used stereo receiver and CD player.

Herzberg said there was no vandalism in either case.

He urges anyone with information about either case, or who notices someone with a new camera or computer that matches the description, to call the Langley Police Department or school officials.

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