Jordan Middle School on July 28 became the fourth Palo Alto school in the past six weeks to be struck by one or more burglars who took digital equipment.
The thieves smashed the window of the school's computer lab at 750 North California Ave. between 10:39 p.m. Thursday and 7:15 a.m. Friday. They stole five Apple Macbooks valued at a total of $2,500 to $4,500, Palo Alto police Agent Sal Madrigal said. The computers did not have tracking software, but evidence was collected at the scene, he said.
The burglary is the latest of a string of incidents at Palo Alto's public schools this summer.
Burglars stole an estimated $23,000 worth of computer and digital equipment from Duveneck Elementary School Monday (July 25) and took $6,000 worth of cameras and computer equipment from the school July 8 or 9.
Six digital cameras worth $3,600 total were taken from a Palo Alto High School classroom during the July 23 weekend and two laptops valued at $2,200 total were taken from a classroom at Gunn High School between July 21 and 22, according to police.