2010-02-04 / Local & State

Thieves Break Through Walls To Steal From Library

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police say thieves busted through walls to steal six computers from a library in a poor Philadelphia neighborhood.

Library staff noticed the thefts from the Cecil B. Moore branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia on Tuesday morning.

Officials say the thieves used an abandoned building next door to launch their attack. They used heavy construction tools to break through a brick wall and another wall to get inside.

Library officials say they lost six PCs and eight flat-screen monitors, plus accessories.

Branch manager Aurora Deshauteurs says the computers were used by children for homework and residents applying for jobs.

Because of budget cuts Deshauteurs doesn’t know when the computers will be replaced.ยบ

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