Police charge teens with steeling $15K in iPads from Shreveport school

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 4:23pm

Law enforcmenet officials have charged a group of teens in connection with the burglary of a local middle school in south Shreveport.

On May 19, police were called to investigate a burglary at Broadmoor Middle School in the 400 block of Atlantic Avenue.  During the investigation, officers learned the school had been burglarized around 9:30 p.m. the previous night by a group of people who entered the school's campus dressed with covering over their faces.

Once inside, one of the burglars saw a door to the school allowing his accomplices to enter the building. While inside, the bandits entered a number of classrooms, ultimately making off with twenty four Apple Ipads. The electronics taken were valued at nearly $15,000.

Shreveport detectives were able to use surveillance from the school's security system to assist in identifying one of the theives involved in the matter. Investigators were then able to identify three additional juveniles with alleged involvement in the burglary. Three of the stolen tablets were recovered, however, authorities are still searching for 21 others that remain missing.

Shreveport Police Property Crimes investigators are offering amnesty for those persons who choose to surrender the stolen merchandise. As the investigation continues, persons with information about the crime are urged to contact Caddo Crime Stoppers at (318) 673-7373 or on their website at www.lockemup.org 


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