It seems several area elementary schools are turning into playgrounds for one or more criminals.
According to a San Diego Union-Tribune report, a fourth school was targeted at some point over the weekend, making it the fourth time in the last two weeks that a North County elementary school was burglarized.
Police report that they went to the Ocean Knoll Elementary School on Melba Road in Encinitas late Sunday evening, only to discover one of the classrooms had a broken window. The thief or thieves opened a storage cabinet inside the room but discovered no items of value and left empty-handed, according to a police spokesperson.
On Friday in Solana Beach, Skyline Elementary School on Lomas Santa Fe Drive was burglarized of more than 20 Apple laptop computers, according to sheriff’s officials said. Prior to that break-in, a pair of schools in Cardiff were also burglarized in the same manner.
Around a dozen iPads valued at approximately $6,000 were swiped from Cardiff Elementary School on Dec. 30, while another dozen valued at approximately the same figure were taken a day later from nearby Ada W. Harris Elementary School.
In each case, authorities noted that Apple-brand electronics, specifically iPads and iMacs, were targeted.