A masked person was recorded breaking into Two Rivers Public Charter School in Near Northeast and walking away with a computer monitor earlier this month.
A burglar hit one of the school’s buildings on the 1200 block of 4th Street NE about midnight on May 1, police said. It wasn’t immediately clear if the thief’s target was the elementary school at 1227 4th St. NE or the middle school at 1234 4th St. NE.
The masked individual appeared to have two accomplices, video police distributed over the weekend shows. One of collaborators, who wore a hooded jacket, used a bolt cutter to break a chain wrapped around an outside door of a Two Rivers building.
The masked person then tried to force the door open, but failed. The individual eventually swung bolt cutters at the door, shattering its glass.
After stepping through the broken door, the person disappeared from the video and returned with an Apple computer monitor. The individual then ducked through the door and left.
At one point in the video, a third person with a blue hooded jacket is seen walking outside.
This was the second break-in at Two Rivers in about two weeks. On April 16, thieves stole electronics from the school about 12:30 a.m. A glass door also was broken to enter the school.
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Video via the Metropolitan Police Department