Looking back: Spiral of thefts at school beside police station

im Johnston, caretaker at St Anthony's surveying some of the damage caused.
im Johnston, caretaker at St Anthony's surveying some of the damage caused.
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A Craigavon primary school, just 50 yards from the local police, station was broken into four times in one week in 1985.

Teachers at St Anthony’s were disheartened and disgusted at the stream of attacks. A tape recorder was among items stolen when thieves broke into one of the classrooms. Two nights later a second recorder was taken. Then two rooms were broken into and valuable teaching equipment stolen. In this attack the adjacent scout hall was also entered and it was the target once more when thieves ripped out the side wall. Pictured is Jim Johnston, caretaker at St Anthony’s surveying some of the damage caused.