Saturday, August 18, 2012
The FBI has joined the hunt in northwestern Kansas and southwestern Nebraska for burglars who have been targeting schools and making off with expensive electronics.
The Hays Daily News reports as many as 17 such break-ins have occurred over the summer.
The latest and largest took place in the early morning hours of Aug. 9 in Phillipsburg, Kan. Burglars broke into the high school and stole about 150 iPads, 160 iPad chargers and 90 cases for the tablets.
Phillips County Sheriff Paul Wisinger (WYE'-sihng-uhr) says the loss is estimated at $75,000.
In Cambridge, Neb., superintendent Robert Gregory puts the damage and loss from a July 31 break-in at the high school at $50,000. The haul included iPads, digital cameras and five flat-screen TVs.