Sidney/North Saanich RCMP are investigating an overnight break-and-enter at Parkland Secondary School in Sidney.
According to police, the incident occurred at approximately 4:15 a.m. on the morning of March 3.
Officers responded to the school’s alarm system being triggered after someone entered the facility from the roof. Police say that a ladder — which was found by officers inside the school — was used to access the interior of the building from a skylight.
Sidney/North Saanich RCMP also found that an ATM machine was extensively damaged and officers believe that suspects attempted to access the unit, however, were unsuccessful.
RCMP police dog services attended the scene as well and conducted a thorough search of the area, involving both the interior and exterior of Parkland Secondary, but were unable to locate any possible suspects.
Police note that officers with the RCMP’s Forensic Science and Identification Services gathered evidence from the break-and-enter as part of the investigation.
Sidney/North Saanich RCMP are seeking assistance from the general public and asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone with information regarding possible suspects associated with the crime to contact them.
Information can be reported to Sidney North Saanich RCMP at 250-656-3931 or to Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.