Willows elementary school target of theft

Thieves elude security guards who responded to alarm

An overnight break-in at Willows elementary Jan. 26 saw a 16-channel sound mixer worth about $1,200 stolen.

Oak Bay police said the thief jimmied open a window to gain entry into the building, though no damage was caused. An alarm was set off at the time of the break-in, but the security guard who responded could not find where the school had been entered, so the theft was not discovered until the next morning.

Saanich’s Forensic Identification Unit collected evidence at the scene and the investigation remains open.