A school in Cape Town has fallen victim to two robberies in one month, the latest of which happened on Sunday.
A computer, two telephones, five CCTV cameras, a metal ladder, 100m of cabling and the caretaker’s tools were stolen from Bonteheuwel Secondary School.
The intercom was also vandalised.
Jessica Shelver, spokesperson to provincial education MEC Debbie Schafer told News24 that damages were estimated to be around R40000.
Bishop Lavis police are apparently in possesion of CCTV footage that shows some of the perpetrators.
“The school has an alarm system linked to armed response. We await a full report from the alarm company”, Said Schafer.
The previous break in was on 18 July, and six computer monitors were stolen through the computer lab’s window. It is believed the thieves used a wire to pull the machines through the window.
“The ongoing scourge of burglary and vandalism of our schools simply has to stop,” said Shelver.
“As a department we simply cannot afford to keep repairing and replacing what is stolen or vandalised.”