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Rochdale school burglars steal 31 laptops worth £21k

Our Lady and St Pauls Infant School in Rochdale Image copyright Google
Image caption The laptops were taken just days before children are due to return to the school after the summer holidays

Thieves broke into a school and stole 31 laptops with a combined value of more than £21,000.

The burglary happened at Our Lady and St Pauls Infant School in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, at about 01:00 BST on Thursday.

Police are yet to make any arrests after the MacBook computers - which cost £700 each - were taken.

Children are due to return to the Roman Catholic primary school on Monday.

PC Nicola Evans, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "They will be very sad to hear their laptops have been stolen and because of the significant cost, they are not easily replaceable.

"I would urge anyone who has been sold a MacBook in the area or has any information about the stolen property to contact police immediately."

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