School break-in caught on tape

March 25, 2009 2:34:41 PM PDT
Police are looking for two men, caught on camera, breaking into a Delaware school.The video shows two young men rifle through an office drawer looking for cash. It was the sixth break-in at the Aquinas School in Bear since September.

After the first three break-ins, police decided to place hidden surveillance cameras in places such as smoke detectors.

The plan worked, and the faces of two thieves can be plainly seen on video.

"I think they're just local, petty criminals who are just stealing money from a school to have party money or some cash on hand," said principal Mark Moore.

Moore says the bandits broke into the school through windows and doors that all had to be replaced.

Stolen were a computer, a camera and about $2,000 in cash used for things like school trips.

The school only has 100 students.

"It's kind of sad. We're a small school, a break-in is a big deal to us. We don't have a lot of money, so break-ins are a serious thing to us," Moore said.

Police are asking anyone who recognizes the bandits to give them a call.

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