Investigators Searching Holtville High School Burglar


By Catalina Trivino


An exclusive story tonight from Elmore County -- authorities are searching for a man who broke into an Elmore County high school -- and they need your help to identify the burglar in surveilance video that you'll only see here.




A white truck pulls into the parking lot of Holtville High School. Elmore County investigators say you see a man in his late teens to early twenties hop out of the truck and into the building.


They say he broke in through the school's back door with a brick.

"This window was broken from the outside and then the person put their hand in and it opens the door just like this, just through with the hand," Said Assistant Principal, Tarica Lamar.

Investigators say the burglar walked towards the front hallway of the school and scrambled through boxes of athletic equipment for the school's baseball and football teams.

In less than 20 seconds, he walks out the door with equipment in hand.

"The items had just arrived at the school and were basically stacked up by the office door and they walked right through them, picked through the merchandise and got what they wanted and left," Said Elmore County Investigator, Troy Evans.

He says the burglar stole more than 15-hundred dollars in athletic equipment. Everything from shoes, helmets and baseball bats.

Baseball player, Brandon Dunn, says now his team won't have new equipment.

"You wonder why. There was no reason for it to be done, it's just like somebody just randomly come and take stuff. I just don't understand because I wouldn't, personally, do that. I just don't understand why somebody else would," Said Dunn.

Investigators say it is possible the person involved is a student. They say he's a white man, wearing a dark-colored jacket with white striping on it.

If this person is found, they'll be charged with Burglary and Theft of Property.

If you have any information about the person you saw in that surveillance video, you're asked to call the Elmore County Sheriff's office at 334-567-5546.


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