High-end electronics stolen from Solana Santa Fe School in Rancho Santa Fe


By City News Service

For the second time this month, thieves forced their way into a Rancho Santa Fe primary school early July 11 and made off with thousands of dollars worth of high-end electronics.

Deputies responding to a burglary alarm about 4 a.m. July 11 discovered the break-in at Solana Santa Fe Elementary in the 6500 block of El Apajo (Fairbanks Ranch area), according to sheriff’s officials.

A school staffer sent to assess the losses told investigators six Apple iMac computers and a projector were missing.

Sometime between July 1 and July 5, seven of the same model of desktop computer were stolen at Diegueno Country School in the 15600 block of Circo Diegueno Road.

In both instances, the burglars made entry through broken windows. The monetary loss in each case exceeded $9,000, authorities said.

No suspects have been identified.

San Diego County Crime Stoppers has posted a reward of up to $1,000 for tips about the burglaries. Anyone with information about them is asked to contact the agency at (888) 580-8477. Callers may remain anonymous.

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