Kindy break and enter in Gayndah for the second time

HEARTLESS THIEVES: Criminals have taken off with money from a kindergarten in Gayndah in a break and enter.
HEARTLESS THIEVES: Criminals have taken off with money from a kindergarten in Gayndah in a break and enter. Tessa Mapstone

STAFF members of the C&K Gayndah Kindergarten were shocked to discover they were victims of a callous break and enter at the weekend.

Kindergarten director Marni Telford said the staff members turned up on Tuesday morning and discovered that the main office was ransacked and the money box containing all funds had been stolen.

"My assistant went in to clean the kindy and had been there a half hour and noticed that the desk was a mess and looked like it had been rifled through," she said.

"My instant thought was can you check the cash box and upon investigation we found that it was gone."

Maryborough Police Patrol Crime Prevention Officer Acting Sergeant Melanie Ryan is urging anyone with information to come forward.

"If anyone's got a bit of extra cash that they normally wouldn't have please let police know," Acting Sergeant Ryan said

"Or if anyone is going on a daily walk and comes across a discarded cash tin call police and try to preserve the evidence as much as possible."

The same kindergarten experienced a similar incident early last year when vandals broke into the premises, stole an iPod and ransacked the main room.

Miss Telford is shocked that someone would commit break and enter, let alone target a kindergarten.

"It's sad enough when someone gets broken into," Miss Telford said

"But when it's an organisation that looks after the children of the community it's wrong on so many levels."

Miss Telford hopes that someone in the community may see or know something that can help resolve the incident as well as updating security measures to avoid further incidents.

Anyone with information should phone Crime Stoppers on 1800333000.

Topics:  central and north burnett crime gayndah kindergarten police theft

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