A thief who stole over 20,000 RMB from 80 classrooms at three schools in Guangzhou within five days last year has been charged with theft and sentenced to four years and three months in prison. He was also fined an appropriate 20,000 RMB by Guangzhou’s Luogang Court, Nandu Daily reported.
Police revealed that the suspect, surnamed Li, had written a note reading “all teachers are wrong, you should teach yourselves,” on the blackboard after his last theft.
The note was discovered when Guangzhou’s middle school entered the classroom to find the characters scrawled on the blackboard. Many students realized their cash, transportation cards and other belongings were gone when they opened their drawers
According to the the investigation, hundreds of students from 30 classrooms had lost over 10,000 RMB, 900 Euros, 20 Identity Cards and transportation cards on that day alone. The school’s surveillance video showed that Li climbed over the school wall and entered dozens of classrooms the day before.
Later in June, he committed crimes again in Nanjing and was finally arrested. Police said Li had committed theft across Shanghai, Sichuan, Jiangsu and Guangdong and before finally being caught in Nanjing last year
Li also admitted to the crime and told police that none of the classrooms he’d entered were locked. Therefore, police warned the schools that:
1. The design of the school walls are beautiful but not good for protection from thieves.
2.The security guards should be alert and go on patrol.
3. Classrooms should be locked at night.
4. Expensive belongings shouldn’t be put into drawers.
By Lucy Liu