Masked men steal laptops and music equipment from Leeds City College campus at Quarry Hill

Masked men in a stolen car raided the new Leeds City College campus last night, smashing their way into a music room to steal laptops and music equipment.

Friday, 22nd November 2019, 4:46 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd November 2019, 4:47 pm

Police were called to reports of a burglary at the Quarry Hill Campus at 11.36pm last night.

Four suspects wearing balaclavas had arrived in a stolen dark grey Seat Leon FR and used a large rubber fencing block to smash the ground-floor window to a music room.

They stole a number of laptops and electronic keyboards before making off in the car.

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Four masked suspects smashed their way into a music room at the new Leeds City College campus at Quarry Hill

Police believe the car was stolen from Skelton Terrace in East End Park at 7.30am on Thursday morning.

It was bearing its true registration DG19NTA at the time it was stolen but was displaying stolen registration plates YD17MBA at the time of the burglary at Leeds City College.

Those plates had been stolen from a grey Seat Leon in Flax Place, Leeds, shortly before the burglary.

Detective Inspector Richard Holmes, of Leeds District CID, said: “The car used by the offenders remains outstanding and we would like to hear from anyone who has seen it at any time since it was stolen yesterday morning.

“We are carrying out enquiries into this incident and want to speak to anyone who has any information that could assist the investigation, or is aware of any laptops or electronic keyboards being offered for sale in suspicious circumstances.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13190599248 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.