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Men spotted attempting to steal from school roof
10:32am Sunday 3rd March 2013 in Local News
POLICE were called to a Basildon school following reports of two men stealing from the roof.
Security guards from De La Salle School, in Ghyllgrove, raised the alarm just after 8.15pm on Saturday after spotting the men fleeing the premises in an unknown vehicle.
It is believed they left in the direction of Cranes Farm Road.
Officers carried out an extensive search of the area and the police helicopter was deployed, but the suspects were not found.
De La Salle is currently undergoing a massive £8.5million refurbishment to introduce a new two-storey teaching block and single-storey fitness suite.
Police are now working alongside contracters at the school site to establish whether anything was taken before the men were disturbed.
Inquiries are continuing.