Inquiries continue into school burglaries

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An investigation into the theft of laptops worth around £100,000 from schools in Suffolk is continuing.

A total of 264 computers were stolen from 29 schools in the county over the last year.

In March, 14 laptops worth £5,600 were taken during a break-in at Monks Eleigh Primary School. A month later, laptops worth £20,000 were stolen from Kersey Primary School.

Following the theft in Kersey, parish council chairman Andrew Cumming described the burglaries as “shameful”.

This week, five men from Essex arrested in connection with the thefts all had their bail extended.

A Suffolk Police spokeswoman said: “Officers are continuing to investigate this case.”

Two 25-year-old men and a 22-year-old man, all from Frinton-on-Sea, a 21-year-old man, from Jaywick, and a 22-year-old man, from Great Oakley, are due to return to Bury St Edmunds Police Station on December 12.

Detective Inspector Nick Power, from Suffolk Police, said officers were working with schools to keep buildings safe.