Series of Apple Product Thefts at New Trier High School

String of thefts results in eleven Apple products — including iPhones, iPods and MacBooks — stolen from around the school.

Eleven Apple products were stolen from the Winnetka campus of New Trier High School between Jan. 15 and Jan. 27, according to the Winnetka Police. The incidents are being investigated by officers and no one has been charged. 

"We do have crimes at the high school committed based on opportunity," explained Deputy Chief Joe Pellus, advising students not to present that opportunity to would-be theives. "If kids have a locker that has a lock, use that to prevent anything from being taken."

The thefts were as follows, according to police:

  • The first incident occurred on Jan. 15 between 8:45 a.m. and 9:25 a.m., when someone removed a black Apple iPhone and a silver iPod from a locker in the boys' gym locker room. It's unknown if the locker was secured. 
  • Between 8:45 a.m. and 1:55 p.m. on Jan. 15, someone took three white Apple iPhones from various classrooms in the school.
  • On Jan. 22nd between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. someone removed another black Apple iPhone and a silver iPod from an unattended bag in the boys' locker room.
  • Also on the 22nd another victim said someone removed a black iPod touch from the pocket of his pants that were left in an unsecured locker in the boys' varsity locker room. 
  • On Jan. 24 a victim reported that her iPhone went missing from the girls' bathroom sometime between 1:30 and 1:35 p.m.
  • The next day, a victim discovered that someone had removed two MacBook laptop computers from a classroom. 

The reported loss for all the stolen products is at $1,896. There is a Winnetka Police Officer stationed at New Trier High School.


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