Two thousand dollars in cash was stolen from the Montrose Vedic Primary School over the weekend, and in a bid to cover their tracks, the thieves stole the DVR for the school’s camera system.
The break-in was discovered around 5:55am on Sunday, by a female security guard on patrol.
The woman, who is employed by the National Maintenance Training and Security Company (MTS), had been carrying out checks around the compound which is located at Eleanor Street, Chaguanas, when she observed the lock on the gate for the principal’s office broken and the door pried open.
Upon investigating, she discovered the office ransacked.
The guard then contacted the principal who confirmed locking the Administration Office before leaving around 4:30 pm on Friday.
Upon arrival following the guard’s call, the principal confirmed the money, which was on a clipboard on a desk in the office, was missing.
The school’s DVR system was later discovered missing.
Police believe the thieves gained entry to the school’s compound by cutting the padlock on the back gate which is located on the northern side of the building.