Police appeal after burglar steals from Passmores Academy staffroom

Crime / Thu 1st Dec 2022 at 07:37pm

ESSEX Police are appealing for the public’s help to identify this man in connection with an ongoing burglary investigation in Harlow. 

A spokesperson said: “We were called to Passmores Academy at around 9am on 17 October following reports of the staff room being burgled. The suspect entered the premises before stealing bank cards from lockers in the staff room. 

The suspect is described as a white man, in his 40s-50s and of a medium build. He was wearing a covid face mask, a jumper, jeans and a baseball cap. 

“We are looking to identify this man in connection with this investigation. If you know who he is, please contact us to assist with our enquiries. 

You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Visit www.essex.police.uk/digital101 to find out more about our website reporting services.

Alternatively you can call us on 101 

If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity @CrimestoppersUK, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.

“Please quote incident 42/259501/22 when providing any information to make sure it gets to the right person as quickly as possible”. 

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10 Comments for Police appeal after burglar steals from Passmores Academy staffroom:

David morton
2022-12-02 00:22:25

How did he get in, normally you have to be buzzed in then report to reception, hope he gets caught soon.

2022-12-02 14:48:17

Bit worrying how this man got into a school where there are children, and undetected. Where is the safeguarding???

Harry Dean
2022-12-02 15:22:34

With how he entered he entered through the back of the school so he either had a staff lanyard or he entered just after a staff member either went in the building or walked out.

2022-12-02 15:51:06

Wandering around with all those children in school. Very concerning. Schools are starting to practise lockdowns and new alarms, yet this school has someone able to get in and have possible access to the whole school.

2022-12-02 18:37:21

You need to get into contact with passmores school because the information you've provided is incorrect before reporting on something please make sure the information you have is correct

Staff Reporter
2022-12-02 18:41:20

The information we received is from Essex Police and we have spoken to the Headteacher. If you have information then the contact details for the police are in the story.

2022-12-02 20:14:38

I work as security and this man does look familiar but is this the only picture you have captured? He is also wearing thin framed glasses! How did he even get into the school? Schools are supposed to be a protected and safe area!

2022-12-02 20:22:37

Heard kitchen back door was left open maybe the investigation needs to be looked into from within the school not from the outside!? "Door left open for him to enter?" Also knowing where to go for the staff room to do the theft that he did!? Inside job? Maybe look into that and you may get answers

P Argent
2022-12-02 21:10:02

This is a very misleading post. The intruder only gained entry to the kitchen via an open side door and stole a handbag from kitchen staff. They didn’t actually go into the staff room or pupil areas.

2022-12-03 15:03:01

But they could have got access if they gad wanted to. Worrying lack of care in a school

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