A man has been arrested following burglaries at a number of schools in Teignbridge.
The burglaries all happened whilst the schools were unoccupied. Damage occurred at each of the incidents. Cash and electronic equipment was stolen.
The following schools were affected:
-Oakwood College, Dawlish in October and December 2023, and January 2024.
-Teignmouth Primary on 28 January 2024.
-Starcross Primary on 13 January 2024.
-Gatehouse Primary on 1 January and 28 January 2024.
A 28-year-old man from Dawlish has been arrested on suspicion of burglary. He remains in police custody at this time.
Sector Inspector Sean Roper said: “These incidents have had an impact on the school communities within Teignbridge, with some schools having to stay closed following the burglaries due to the damage caused.
“We have been working closely with the schools to carry out investigations at scenes where possible and seize any CCTV, forensics and make enquiries in the local areas. The Neighbourhood Teams have been engaged with the schools and I would like to thank them in their support of our investigations over the past few months.
“I’d continue to encourage anyone with information or any footage which may assist us to keep reporting it to 101 or via our website quoting reference 50240022435.”
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