Reward In Las Cruces Elementary School Burglaries

Dec 19, 2012

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that helps investigators determine who is responsible for burglarizing a local elementary school twice within a month.

Las Cruces Police are investigating two burglaries at Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School at 5250 Holman Rd. The first burglary was reported Nov. 11 and the second was a month later on Dec. 11. Both burglaries appear to have been committed sometime after 11 p.m.

More than $14,000 worth of laptop computers, projectors and iPads were taken during the burglaries and close to $2,000 in damages was reported at the school. Investigators have not determined if the two burglaries are related or if they were committed by the same individuals.

Anyone with information that can help investigators determine who may have committed the two burglaries is asked to call Las Cruces Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or send a tip via text message to CRIMES (274637), keyword LCTIPS.

The Crime Stoppers number and text messaging services are operational 24 hours a day and you do not have to give your name to collect a reward.