THOUSANDS of pounds worth of brand new IT equipment has been stolen from John Roan School.
With just days to go until the start of the new school year, thieves have made off with SIXTY-FIVE boxed Apple iPads.
The criminals also snatched sixty-five HP laptops and seven Samsung netbook computers.
Officer in the case Karl Buckwell said; "The items stolen amount to a significant value and are likely to be sold either via the Internet, pawn shops or to people who are unaware that they are buying stolen goods. If you saw or heard anything suspicious on the day of the burglary please contact us.
"Perhaps you may have come across someone who has recently been trying to sell a large number of electrical items at significantly reduced prices and have become suspicious. All items have a distinctive 'capita' tag which can not be removed".
Anyone with information should ring DC Karl Buckwell, Plumstead Police Station, Burglary Squad on 0208 284 9449.