Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Lancaster's Christ Church nursery burglary target for second time

Christchurch School on Derwent Road (via Google Maps)

Police are appealing for information after a children’s nursery in Lancaster was targeted by burglars for the second time this year.

Sometime between 4.00pm on Friday 3rd December and 9.30am on Saturday 4th December, an offender or offenders broke into the Christ Church Nursery on Derwent Road, gaining access to the premises through a rear window using a child’s bench.

Once inside, they searched the property before making off with various items including a television with DVD player, a laptop, two cameras, a mobile phone and a quantity of cash.

This is the second time the nursery has been targeted since May this year. On that occasion a television and a laptop were stolen.

“This is a particularly heartless crime which is made all the more upsetting for the children and staff given the time of year," commented DC Sarah Cole. "I would ask anybody with any information about this incident to contact police.”

The playgroup opened in 1966 and offers services to up to 20 children at a time from a self-contained building situated in the grounds of Christ Church School.

• Anybody with any information should contact Lancaster CID 01524 63333 quoting log LC-20101205-1349 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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