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Computer heists at Portola Valley schools

Total of 31 computers snatched in recent weeks

A total of 31 computers, valued at $28,000, have been stolen from Portola Valley schools in recent weeks, the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office reports.

Ten desktop computers were reported stolen on July 22 from Woodside Priory, a private, grade 6-12 school in Portola Valley.

Detectives are investigating a similar burglary at the public Corte Madera School (grades 4-8), in Portola Valley, where 21 laptop computers, with an estimated value of $16,000, were stolen on June 29 or 30.

In the Priory burglary, 10 Apple iMac computers, with an estimated value of $12,000, were stolen from the school's computer lab, the Sheriff's Office said. The incident was reported at about 8:45 a.m. Friday.

Detectives believe the burglar or burglars entered the computer lab by cutting a screen and sliding open a window located next to the lab.

The Sheriff's Office asks anyone with information on these burglaries to call Sheriff's Detective Ben Hand at 650-363-4192 or the sheriff's anonymous tip line at 800-547-2700.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by craig
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jul 26, 2011 at 9:56 am

What does someone do with 31 used computers? Craigslist?


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 26, 2011 at 3:39 pm

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Since they wee Apples they are comparatively useless. They will probably sell them for scrap.


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 26, 2011 at 3:40 pm

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