Po­lice ap­peal af­ter thieves break in to Maesteg col­lege

Glamorgan Gazette - - News -

BUR­GLARS have tar­geted a col­lege just as stu­dents be­gin the new aca­demic year.

The Maesteg cam­pus of Brid­gend Col­lege was bro­ken into overnight be­tween Tues­day, Septem­ber 5, and Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 6.

A spokesman said thieves smashed the glass on the back door to gain en­try. A Mac com­puter worth around £500 was taken.

A po­lice spokes­woman con­firmed they are in­ves­ti­gat­ing and ap­pealed to any­one with in­for­ma­tion to come for­ward.

“Thieves tar­geted the col­lege on Cas­tle Street some­time be­tween the evening of Tues­day, Septem­ber 5 and the morn­ing of Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 6, help­ing them­selves to Ap­ple com­puter equip- ment,” she said.

The col­lege con­firmed that one sil­ver Mac com­puter, 2014 spec, had been stolen.

A spokes­woman said: “The mat­ter was re­ported to the po­lice and swift ac­tion was taken – the foren­sic team came in.

“This didn’t hin­der any learn­ing on Wed­nes­day morn­ing. The learn­ers were taken to an up­stairs class­room to con­tinue their learn­ing and as soon as the foren­sic team fin­ished the learn­ers had ac­cess to the room im­me­di­ately.”

Po­lice said any­one who wit­nessed any­thing sus­pi­cious in the area at the time, or who has any in­for­ma­tion about the theft or the stolen goods, should con­tact 101, quot­ing ref­er­ence 17000347998. Al­ter­na­tively, Crimestop­pers can be con­tacted anony­mously on 0800 555 111.

Brid­gend Col­lege Maesteg cam­pus

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