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Plea for return of trike stolen during school burglary
6:10pm Friday 6th September 2013 in News
A MOTORISED trike was stolen during a robbery at a Redditch school.
It happened at St Augustine’s School, Stonepits Lane, on the evening of Monday, August 18.
It is believed four offenders got over fencing at the school’s rear, then smashed a glass panel to a fire door of the design technology block, allowing them to open the door. They made straight for the trike and left with it, lifting it over a wooden fence into Kerry Croft Close.
The trike was worth £100, and £150 damage was caused to the door.
PC Andy Freeman of West Mercia Police said: “The trike was purchased, using money donated to the school, about three years ago. It had been built by a young man who was at the time a pupil, with help from his father.
“Students used it to perform maintenance tasks for their BTEC engineering qualification, and also rode it around the field when they had completed each of the five units needed to obtain their qualification.
“The school cannot afford to replace the trike, and a valuable teaching aid has been lost.
“The staff would love to recover the trike so students can continue to benefit from it.”
Witnesses or anyone with information, including anyone who knows where the trike is now, are asked to contact PC Freeman on the non-emergency number 101 quoting incident 97-s-200813 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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