Corrimal school robbed of MacBooks and iPads: police

St Columbkille's school in Corrimal, which was broken into during the early hours of Thursday. Picture: Robert Peet
St Columbkille's school in Corrimal, which was broken into during the early hours of Thursday. Picture: Robert Peet

A man has been charged after he was allegedly found in possession of iPad Minis police say had been stolen from a northern Illawarra school. 

Inspector Jim Fryday, from Wollongong police, said a “large amount” of Apple MacBook computers and iPads – worth about $50,000 in total – were taken from St Columbkille’s Catholic Primary School at Corrimal on Thursday morning.  

The break-in happened between midnight and 12.30am.

Police later stopped a 22-year-old man for a roadside breath test in the neighbouring suburb of Bellambi, about 2.50am.

It will be alleged 13 iPad Minis were found during a search of the vehicle. 

Inspector Fryday said inquiries revealed the iPads had been taken during the break-in at the school.

The man was charged and will appear in Wollongong Local Court on January 31. 

Investigations are ongoing.