Pinal County Sheriff’s Office looking for suspects in school burglary

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office looking for suspects in school burglary
Video surveillance shows three suspects in San Tan Heights K-8 on Wednesday morning, July 24.

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying three people in a surveillance video that are considered suspects in a burglary at a San Tan Valley school.

PCSO SEEKING PUBLIC’S HELP IN IDENTIFYING THREE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN SCHOOL BURGLARY

**If you have information as to who the suspects are, we ask that you not share it on social media and instead call the Pinal County Sheriff's Office at 520-866-5111** On Wednesday July 24th, PCSO received a call at approximately 8:00 am from San Tan Heights K-8 in San Tan Valley stating that their school had been burglarized overnight. Surveillance video provided by the school shows three suspects, all with their faces covered, entered into the school around 1:00 am Wednesday morning, gaining access through what is believed to be an unlocked door. The suspects made their way to the media room, stealing 22 laptop computers. 20 laptops were for students in the upcoming school year. Two belonged to teachers. The suspects also stole a school van. Later that morning, the school van was recovered about 100 yards away in the San Tan Heights community. The van was returned to San Tan Heights K-8, but the keys to the van were still missing. PCSO deputies received a call Wednesday evening, concerning a suspicious vehicle parked in the area of Jasper Butte Dr. and Saratoga Meadows Dr. When deputies arrived, they located 17 of the 22 laptop computers in the back of the vehicle. Those laptop computers are believed to be connected to the school burglary. San Tan Heights K-8 called PCSO Thursday morning saying their van had been stolen again overnight. The van was later recovered near Buckeye Road and I-17 in Phoenix. PCSO needs your help in identifying the three suspects in the surveillance footage and recover the additional laptops. “Someone knows who these three people are,” said Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb. “These laptops were meant for elementary school kids to better their education, and now we need your help in identifying and prosecuting these criminals who did this.” If you have any information, you’re asked to call the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office at 520-866-5111.

Posted by Pinal County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, July 25, 2019

According to a PCSO release, the video was recorded at San Tan Heights K-8 early on Wednesday, July 24. Later that morning the school reported an overnight burglary.

The suspects stole 22 laptop computers and a school van. The van was recovered about 100 yards away. Investigators found 17 of the stolen laptops in the vehicle.

If you have any information, call the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office at 520-866-5111, do not share the information on social media.

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