Police probe five raids on Horsham primary school

JPCT 051211 Greenway School, Horsham. photo derek martin
JPCT 051211 Greenway School, Horsham. photo derek martin

Thieves have struck again at a Horsham primary school which has been targeted for cash five times since May last year.

Greenway School, in Greenway, was broken into in May and November last year, and May and June of this year.

The latest burglary saw brazen thieves using a roof skylight to gain access and steal cash from the school office over a two day raid last Wednesday and Thursday.

Thet exact time of the break-ins is not known.

Horsham police believe the incidents are connected and the same people may be responsible.

PC Jonathan Walker, of Horsham police, told the County Times: “Three times access has been gained through the sky light.

“All of the break-ins are of the same nature so we would fix them together as one crime.”

He said it is ‘hard to say’ whether the thieves are local or commuting in to commit the crime.

Officers have now launched a witness appeal.

PC Walker continued: “We are appealing for witnesses following two separate break-ins to Greenway Primary School that occurred overnight on June 20 and 21.

“It is believed the offender has got in via the roof and stolen petty cash from the school office.”

The County Times asked the school for comment, but they declined.

To help police call 101 quoting serial 0869 22/06/12.