Laptops stolen in Leyland school raid

Thieves escaped with a haul of 67 laptops and ‘notebook’ devices worth thousands of pounds after a break-in at a Leyland school.

Police said between 7pm on Thursday, November 28 and 5.45am the following morning intruders broke into Woodlea Junior School on Woodlea Road.

The raiders gained access via the main entrance and stole 39 Toshiba laptops, six Lenova laptops, 20 red gloss Toshiba notebooks, two silver Samsung laptops and a safe.

Sergeant John Ainscough said: “Whoever is responsible for this has stolen thousands of pounds worth of laptops which are used by children at the school.

“I am keen to hear from anybody with any information which they think could assist our investigation.

“I would also like to speak with anyone who thinks they may have been offered one of these laptops for sale.

“Anyone amount of information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could be crucial to our enquiries.”

Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at


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