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Detectives looking for man they believe broke into Hidden Valley High School

According to investigators, the man is seen on surveillance video riding on a motorized wheelchair

January 31, 2012|NEWS 7 Web Staff
  • Roanoke County detectives believe this vehicle was involved in a break in at Hidden Valley High School on January 1.
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ROANOKE CO., Va. — Roanoke County detectives are looking for who broke into a local high school and tried to steal a motorized wheelchair.

Investigators say a man walked into Hidden Valley High School through an unlocked door around 4:30 a.m. on January 1.

Detectives say the man is seen on surveillance video trying to break into classrooms, the vending machine area, concession area and several other locked doors.

The man is then seen riding around the high school and in the gym on a staff member's motorized wheelchair.

Police say the man tried to take the wheelchair with him, but was unsuccessful.

Here is the news release from the Roanoke County Police Department:

Roanoke County detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who entered Hidden Valley High school in the early morning hours of January 1, 2012 and attempted to steal a motorized wheelchair belonging to one of the staff members.

Security cameras inside and outside the school captured the incident. Police say the individual, who appears to be a white male in his 20’s or early 30’s, parked at a side entrance to the school around 4:30 a.m. When he entered the school through an unsecured door, he can be seen in security video attempting to access classrooms, the vending machine area, concession area, and several other locked doors. The male subject can also be seen in the security video riding around the high school and in the gym on a staff member’s motorized wheelchair. When the suspect left the school about an hour after entry, he attempted to take the wheelchair with him but was unsuccessful. The wheelchair was located in the school parking lot.

If you have any information regarding this case or the identity of the male subject, please contact Detective K. Saul at 777-8628 or 562-3265.

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