Liberty High School burglar steals instruments including flutes, saxophones and bass guitar | Local News


HILLSBORO, (KPTV) – Hillsboro Police are asking for help in identifying a suspect who allegedly stole 15 instruments worth several thousand dollars from Liberty High School early Thursday morning.

Police say they are trying to figure out how the person responsible for the crime entered the school. The school has surveillance cameras and the police are working to examine the footage as the school tries to find solutions for students who no longer have their instruments.

According to officers, the crime occurred between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. FOX 12 spoke Thursday evening with students from Liberty High School who are now deprived of their beloved instruments, valued at around $ 35,000.

“These are my instruments that I usually play, and like, it would have been bad enough if one of them had been stolen, but both were stolen, so I don’t really have any back-up instruments on. which I could play, ”Tori Zenger, a freshman, said.

Police said surveillance footage captured a suspect dressed in dark clothing using a wheelie bin to take out the instruments. The instruments include eight flutes, three saxophones, two clarinets, a trumpet and a bass guitar. The instruments were removed from their cases before being taken away, according to the police.

“We don’t really know what happened other than the fact that our instruments are gone,” said Issac Soon, son of the group director. “And it’s really expensive to replace them.”

Sheilia Lindsey, a parent, said she had two daughters in the group. One of them also had his instrument stolen. Lindsey says it’s frustrating to hear about the theft because the students are connected to their instruments.

“It’s like you have that favorite pair of shoes or something, you know, once you get used to it, the way she plays, playing something else isn’t the same anymore,” he said. Lindsey said.

Anyone with information on this matter is urged to contact the Hillsboro Police Department at 503-629-0111.

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