FLORISSANT (KMOV.com) – Two men were charged with second degree burglary and stealing after police say they attempted to steal computers from a school.
Justin Wilson, 18, and Daryl Greer, 20, are accused of stealing nine iMac computers from the Mark Twain Student Support Center, which is in the Ferguson-Florissant School District.
Police tell News 4 that thieves covet electronics because they are easy to sell and are easy to give as a gift. The Florissant Police Chief also said newer electronics are even more attractive to criminals.
“The desktop computers are a lot smaller. The monitors are a lot smaller, thinner. They are a lot more portable and lightweight for people to carry out and walk away with.,” Andy Haarmann said.
Haarmann adds it is important for people to take steps to protect their property.
“Most people don't keep track of serial numbers of their electronic items,” Haarmann said. “As you buy just walk around your house and make a list of your electronic items their serial numbers. Take pictures or video.”
Having the serial number on hand can make it easier to replace the stolen piece property.