Thief Breaks Into Freed Middle School Again


For the second time this year, someone broke into Freed Middle School. The burglar broke in Sunday afternoon, but didn't get away with anything.

Police tell 11 News the crook was caught red handed by a school district security guard, trying to steal guitars and amps. When confronted the thief dropped the items and ran. He escaped before police arrived.

Police say the security guard went to check out the school around noon Sunday, after the school’s surveillance system alerted them that someone may be in the building. The guard found the man trying to steal guitars, amps, and a handheld radio. The guard confronted him. The suspect dropped the items and ran. The guard chased the man outside the south doors of the school, but the suspect escaped.

This is not the first time the school has been hit. KKTV 11 News first brought you the exclusive story in May. That time the thief got away with money the band had been fund-raising for a music trip. On Sunday May 8 the suspected wandered the halls for about 30 minutes and left with almost one thousand dollars from the school’s safe.

But thanks to generous donations from the community, the students were still able to go on their trip to Denver. The students performed well in the competition and had the chance to go to Elitch’s. The band teacher told 11 News he was so grateful to everyone who donated money.

Police say they still don’t know who committed that crime in May, but they will soon have surveillance video from both crimes, and will compare them to see if it’s the same suspect. But at this point officials say they have no reason to believe the crimes are at all connected.

Police say the suspect who broke into the school on Sunday August 7 was a Hispanic male, about 17 years old, with short dark hair. He is approximately 5’ 8”, 160 pounds, and was last seen wearing a dark shirt with blue jeans and dark shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Pueblo Police Department or Crime-Stoppers at 542-STOP(7867)

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  • by Kaylee Location: Pueblo on Aug 9, 2011 at 08:24 AM
  • by Citizen K on Aug 9, 2011 at 07:50 AM
    wow, sounds like a real WINNER. Good job to his parents...
  • by William Location: Pueblo on Aug 8, 2011 at 01:19 PM
    Burglar alarms on our schools............I love living in the ghetto. Still not as bad as Norwalk, CA where they have schools completely fenced in with razor wire on top, plus burglar alarms. The high school has a 24 hour armed guard on the week-ends as well.
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