Charter school is latest target in string of Phoenix burglaries

Phoenix police are trying to find out who is behind a string of burglaries. The latest target was a small charter school where the thief got away with hundreds of dollars in cash and bus passes.
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Phoenix police are trying to find out who is behind a string of burglaries.
 
Several places have been hit in the same neighborhood.
 
The latest target was a small charter school where the thief got away with hundreds of dollars in cash and bus passes.
 
Classes were canceled on Wednesday so that the school could clean up.
 
The burglar also vandalized the school by breaking the windows and trashing some classrooms.
 
"The person broke into the office ransacked the office and took some cash," said the Vice Principal of Midtown Primary School, Belinda Suggs.
 
They also took buss passes that the school provides for needy kids.
 
The Midtown Primary School on 19th Avenue just south of Camelback is a small charter school with a tight knit group of students and parents.
 
"We have been here at this location for 18 years and we have never had this problem and it really sad."
 
"We didn't deserve this and i don't think any of the other business in the area deserve this."
 
A nearby chiropractor office was recently hit and some small items were taken. According to city crime records the area has seen just a few burglaries in the past month but in the past six months the number increases dramatically.
 
Amanda Mitchell is a teacher at the Midtown Primary School. The person who burglarized her classroom left the electronics alone and took snacks instead.
 
"We have got to see our kids come in and I would tell them and tear up...I do know that they did go through backpacks that were here," said Mitchell.
 
Phoenix police have no suspect information and at this point are working to see if any of the recent burglaries are related.

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