Burglars steal 16 iPads from Northamptonshire village school

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A primary school in a Northamptonshire village was broken into last week with burglars stealing 16 iPads.

Burglars raided Hackleton Primary School in the early hours of Thursday, January 9 - the second burglary the school has suffered in the last 10 months.

Northamptonshire Police has recovered 13 of the tablets from a Northampton address and have charged a man with two counts of handling stolen goods.

Officers say the missing devices have the following serial numbers: DN6HK8QCDFHW, DN6HK7ECDFHW and DMQHGY81DFHW.

A police spokesman said: “We still need information relating to this burglary. The offenders are believed to have arrived at the school at around 12.30am.

“I would urge anyone who has recently purchased an iPad from anywhere other than a recognised dealer to check the serial numbers and contact the police if in any doubt.”

The school was targeted in March last year when burglars broke in and raided a safe containing £350 raised by students.

The money was raised for Paralympian ski racer Anna Turney to purchase new equipment to help her bid to reach the next Winter Paralympics.

Pupils and teachers from the school featured on an episode of BBC’s Crimewatch Roadshow in June in a bid to help police catch the burglars.