WALNUT (AP) — Thieves stole 47 laptop computers from an elementary school in southeast Los Angeles County.

KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou reports.

Sheriff’s investigators say the Apple Mac Book laptops were stolen around 3 a.m. Thursday from C.J. Morris School in the community of Walnut.

The laptops are valued at $61,000.

Lt. John Saleeby says no one has been arrested and investigators are asking for the public’s help, saying the thefts are an enormous loss for the school.

It was the second recent break-in at the school. Four LCD projectors valued at $1,000 were stolen during spring break.

Principal Susan Arzola says a fifth LCD projector was taken during Thursday’s thefts.

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Comments (5)
  1. SNMFX says:

    We all now know that all these computers have software on them that let’s the owner see who is using the computer. Aaron’s Rentals broke that news about computers with malicious software on them to track the users. Should be easy to find.

  2. David J. says:

    Hello, well they said it has now happened twice to that same school. I don’t think security cameras would cost 61.000.00. And i feel it especially important to monitor a School..Look for the users of the computers through the network sounds reasonable. A start anyway. Hope they find the people who did this. If the computers have a Security Code set up in them, guess what folks? They’ll be as useless as can be.

    On a Dell laptop i used to own. I had to pass through 2 Security Codes or i couldn’t use my own Computer. Think anyone else could have? Heh, Heh!

  3. HeadShots says:

    Agree with KG, Inside job.

    Also, these laptops should be easy to track down unless these thieves reformat all 47 laptops.

    Another place to look is craigslist.

  4. Joe says:

    You can also put a GPS in computers also.

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