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School holiday burglaries drop

2010-07-14 14:11

Cape Town – The number of winter holiday burglaries and vandalism cases at Western Cape schools had dropped from last year even though the holiday was longer, the provincial education minister said on Wednesday.

The MEC, Donald Grant, said that last year 33 incidents were reported over the holidays, and only 30 this year.

"What is important to note is that this year's holiday was two weeks longer then last year," he said in a statement.

The cost of holiday damages also dropped, by more than half, to R260 820.

In most cases, intruders were foiled by school alarm systems, and had caused only minor damage such as broken windows.