Thieves swipe iMacs from Wildern

Ugly warning signs did not prove to be a deterrent

Thieves have boken into a local school in Hedge End and stolen 16 computers despite signs warning that the premises are guarded.

The sought after Apple iMacs disappeared overnight between Thursday October 7 and Friday October 8 after offenders forced entry into Wildern School in Wildern Lane and took the computers valued at approximately £12,500.

PC Jason Gore said: “I would like to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area of Wildern School during the evening of October 7 or the early hours of October 8.

“It is likely that more than one person was involved in this crime and that a large vehicle was needed to transport the computers.

“This crime has affected the pupils at the school as two of their classrooms are now out of action while extensive repairs are carried out to the windows and the equipment is replaced.”

The school has signs on the perimeter warning that the premises are protected by Eagle Hobourne a Bournemouth based security company – the campus is also covered by cctv cameras.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Jason Gore at Eastleigh police station on 101. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


  2 comments for “Thieves swipe iMacs from Wildern

  1. Matthew Myatt
    October 12, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    “It is likely that more than one person was involved in this crime and that a large vehicle was needed to transport the computers.

    The school has signs on the perimeter warning that the premises are protected by Eagle Hobourne a Bournemouth based security company – the campus is also covered by cctv cameras.!!!!!!

    So why is PC Jason Gore asking if WE, the general public, saw anything suspicious in the area. They must have a feature length recording of the whole event including pictures of the people who did this awful thing..

  2. mm
    Eastleigh Xpress
    October 12, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    “It is likely that more than one person was involved in this crime and that a large vehicle was needed to transport the computers.The school has signs on the perimeter warning that the premises are protected by Eagle Hobourne a Bournemouth based security company – the campus is also covered by cctv cameras.!!!!!!So why is PC Jason Gore asking if WE, the general public, saw anything suspicious in the area. They must have a feature length recording of the whole event including pictures of the people who did this awful thing..”  

    A few years ago I saw a gang of yobbos vandalising the kiddies play area in Leigh Road recreation ground. Rather than directly intervene and run the risk of getting filled in – or worse – I thought I would be smart and ring the Police.
    When I rang again later to find out what had happened they said that by the time they got there the yobs had gone.
    ‘Ahh’ I said ‘but you will have the CCTV footage – after all the playground is covered by three cameras’
    “Yes” came back the reply “but they were wearing hoodies and we cant tell who they were.”
    Modern technology foiled again!

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