Three men have been charged in connection with a series of burglaries at schools across Suffolk and Essex.
The trio, all from Essex, have been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary with intent to steal.
The charges relate to break-ins between August 2012 and April last year, which saw laptops and computer equipment stolen.
In all, around £100,000 of computer equipment was taken from 29 schools. The thefts included £20,000 of laptops from Kersey Primary School and 14 laptops worth £5,600 from Monks Eleigh Primary School.
Christopher Kerr, 25, of Halstead Road, Frinton-on-Sea; Liam Cook, 26, of Bushell Way, Frinton-on-Sea; and Francis Wilding, 21, from Melton Close, Clacton-on-Sea, have been released on bail until their next appearance on February 18.