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Nottingham school burglar caught on golf course with 22 laptops

A suspected burglar who broke into a Nottingham school and stole a number of laptops was caught by police on a golf course.

A member of the public contacted the force just after 8 pm on Friday 26 May when they saw a man fleeing Stanstead Primary School with a rucksack.

The alarm at the school had been activated and officers were quickly on the scene carrying out a thorough search of the area.

A 41-year-old man was detained at a golf course in Hucknall Road with a rucksack containing 13 Apple iPads. Another nine laptops were found hidden in some bushes.

He was arrested on suspicion of burglary. He is also being questioned about a number of other school burglaries where laptops have been stolen.

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Chief Inspector Chris Pearson said: “This was a fantastic result. This will bring much relief to the school that we now have a suspect in custody.

“Officers were alerted by a member of the public that a man was seen jumping over a school fence when the alarm at the school had been activated.

“We had a good description and officers working together were able to quickly track him down where 22 laptops were recovered.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank that member of the public for calling this in, which enabled us to make this arrest so quickly.”

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