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Thieves steal children’s snacks at St. Anthony’s

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St. Anthony’s Director of Child Nutrition Sue Parnham looks over the office door that was pried off at the hinges and thrown into her office.

HIME ROMERO/The Bulletin/

POSTED January 26, 2014 11:03 p.m.

The thieves who broke into St. Anthony School Cafeteria Friday night are being described as “not too smart.” And for that, the school is being called lucky.

Yes, the thieves ate the children’s snacks. They ran off with the students’ lunches. And they stole the money and gift cards to buy food for the children.

But they reportedly ignored an expensive Cutco cleaver and, instead, stole some rusty knife. Luckily, too, for the school, while the uninvited night visitors got their hands on the cafeteria keys, they were either in a hurry to leave or did not know how to open the door to the other snack room. They jumped over the dividing wall between cafeteria manager Sue Parnham’s office and the extended care room where they helped themselves to the children’s snacks, according to a source who asked not to be identified.

Other things that the thieves stole include tools belonging to Richard Sepulveda, the school’s maintenance person, as well as the carts which they used to haul their loot.

The only silver lining to this otherwise sad news — the robbery happened the night the CCTV (surveillance camera) was installed which could help police identify the suspects. They reportedly drilled a hole into the “round metal part of the door” to access the cafeteria.

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