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.