Someone stole six digital cameras, worth $3,600 altogether, from a Palo Alto High School classroom over the weekend, according to police.
In a separate incident reported to police Friday, two laptops, valued together at $2,200, were taken from a classroom at Gunn High School.
The Paly burglary occurred sometime between 5:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Monday, police Sgt. Sal Madrigal said. The thief or thieves entered a science building at the school and took six cameras from a file cabinet, he said.
Madrigal said neither the classroom nor the file cabinet was locked, and there was no sign of a break-in. He said it is possible the person responsible is a student, as the school is hosting a summer science camp.
"Everyone has access to the building," Madrigal said.
The cameras were Canon and Nikon models valued at $600 each, Madrigal said.
The Gunn theft occurred between 9 p.m. Thursday (July 21) and 10:30 a.m. Friday (July 22), Madrigal said.
Unknown suspects entered Classroom 25 through an unlocked window and took two MacBook Pros, he said. Madrigal said he did not know whether the classroom is in use this summer, or why the window might have been unlocked.
A janitor working at Gunn Thursday night said he noticed two suspicious persons, a male and a female, on campus, but could not give a description.