Lincolnshire school computers stolen in raid

The head of a Lincolnshire school has said he believes the theft of 36 computers was well planned.

Thieves broke into the computer room at Thomas Cowley School in Donington, near Spalding, late on Thursday.

Police said CCTV footage showed the gang forcing a gate, driving onto school land and then breaking in.

Head teacher Martin Taylor said the gang knew exactly where to go and seemed to be aware of how long they had before police or security arrived.

'Done their homework'

Mr Taylor said the robbery was so efficient that the thieves must have been familiar with the school.

"They knew the layout, they knew which room to go for, they knew how to get there," he said.

"They even knew they probably had a window of between 10 and 20 minutes before the security people arrived.

"They had done their homework, which is ironic when they were stealing something from a school."

Mr Taylor added that the Apple computers were fitted with security locks which will make them almost impossible to use.

Police have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites