A HEADTEACHER has pleaded with the community to help catch burglars who stole computers from her Worcester primary - the second break-in at the site in eight months.

Janet Cope did not make a public appeal after the first theft, last summer, but decided "enough was enough" when two computers were stolen from Ronkswood Infants School on Tuesday.

The raid took place at around 12.30am, when burglars smashed a glass window in an external classroom door - setting off the alarm - entered and took the equipment.

A third computer was knocked over and may have been damaged in the incident.

"Last time, we just grinned and beared it, but we thought it was time to ask the community for help," said the St Alban's Close school's headteacher.

Lot of support

"We've had a lot of support from parents and the whole Ronkswood area recently. The actions of just a few people ruin it for everyone else.

"There are lots of good people in this community and if they have heard anything I really hope they will come forward."

There were believed to be two or three burglars, who carried a broken kerbstone or brick to break into the school, in the pre-meditated crime.

The computers were grey Viglin Omino units, with 15in screens and valued at around £550 each. They had serial numbers 1741498 and 1741500.

Anyone with information should contact police on 08457 444888, quoting incident number 6C/250105.