NORTH AUGUSTA -- For the third time in as many months, thieves have broken into North Augusta Middle School and stolen laptop computers.
North Augusta Department of Public Safety Lt. Robbie Bell said today someone broke out a rear window to the school over the weekend and stole 18 laptops from the computer room.
Public Safety Detective Tim Thornton said this is the third break-in within three months. In each case, laptops were stolen from the same room.
He said the area where the thieves gain entrance is an isolated area that makes it easy to break in undetected.
Officials from the school have not returned phone calls, and Area 2 superintendent Rosie Berry would not comment on the incident.