Fifteen 'vital' laptops stolen from a primary school near Northwich, will have a 'direct impact' on pupils' learning, say police.
An appeal for information has been launched after thieves broke into St Wilfrid's Primary School in Greenback Lane, Hartford sometime between 6pm on Friday (February 19) and 7am today (Monday, February 22).
The offenders gained entry by smashing a window at the back of the building then entered a classroom and stole 15 laptops from inside before fleeing the scene.
Enquiries are ongoing in the local area and anyone with any information, which could assist officers with their enquiries, is urged to get in touch.
Chief Inspector Simon Meegan said: “The items stolen are vital pieces of equipment for the pupils to use and this will have a direct impact on their learning.
"We take any incidents of this nature seriously and will do all we can to trace those response. We are appealing for anyone with any information or anyone who knows the identity of those involved or the whereabouts of the laptops to come forward – even the smallest piece of information can be useful when piecing together a case.”
Anyone with any information is urged to call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 96 of 22nd February. Information can also be left anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 .