3 Sought in Caught-on-Camera Burglaries at 2 Glendale Schools

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Police released surveillance video Friday of three vandals wanted for breaking into two schools in Glendale armed with hammers and pry bars.

The first break-in occurred around 1:45 on Saturday, March 12, at Toll Middle School on Glenwood Road, Glendale Police Department spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot said in an email to KTLA.

The surveillance video showed three intruders with their faces partially masked roaming the hallways carrying the weapons.

One of the vandals disabled several security cameras by hitting them with a hammer, the video showed.

The trio forced their way into about 20 classrooms and offices where they searched for valuables, Lightfoot said.

Most of the locked rooms were entered by smashing the door windows and reaching in to open the door, according to the email.

Cash was taken from one office. Losses from the classrooms were unknown, according to Lightfoot, who added that damage to the school was estimated at approximately $20,000.

Later the same morning, between 4:10 and 4:23 a.m., the same suspects burglarized nearby Mark Keppel Elementary School, Lightfoot said.

At Keppel Elementary, approximately four classrooms were broken into on the first floor and cash was taken.

The vandals were described as white or Hispanic teenagers.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Glendale Police Department at 818-548-4911. Callers may remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.