BURGLARS have targeted a school for the second time in two months.
The yobs smashed through the kitchen window of Clwb TTP, the after-school club at St Anne’s Catholic Primary School on Prince Charles Road, Wrexham and tried to steal a television, breaking it in the process.
In late November the school was broken into on the eve of its Christmas fair. Intruders stole a TV from the entrance hall of the school and went on a wrecking spree.
They also tried to steal the TV from the after-school club on that occasion but were unsuccessful.
Clwb TTP is run every day after school and during the school holidays and can accommodate up to 24 children.
As well as pupil’s from St Anne’,s the service is used by children from Gwenfro and Hafod y Wern primary schools.
Headteacher Sharon Daltrey said the most recent break-in had left the children very upset.
She said: “The children are so upset that the TV is broken as it’s one of the things that they enjoy most.
“They use it to play the Wii Fit games and do other activities.
“It is very distressing for children when they see their school being damaged. The TV was worth £400 and the children do a lot of fundraising for resources at the school. The window will also cost about £400 to replace. We just feel like banging our heads against a brick wall.
“To have another break-in so close to the last one is so sad.”
Mrs Daltrey added: “I had a phone call from the caretaker at around 8pm to say that the after-school club had been broken into.
“They’ve smashed through the kitchen window and they also tried the door, which was damaged.
“They tried to take the TV off the wall although they couldn’t get it, but they’ve broken it in the process.
“After the last break, in the caretaker put in extra security around it to stop people taking it.”
Mrs Daltrey said the school had CCTV but felt a recent move by Caia Park Community Council to introduce CCTV at crime hotspots could help to stop the school being targeted in future.
“If more extensive cameras are put up we might have a better chance of catching them,” she said.
North Wales Police spokesman Michael McGivern said: “I can confirm that the school reported a break in and police are currently investigating.”
Anyone with information about the incident which took place between 7pm and 8pm on Sunday, January 20, should contact police by calling 101.