A locker room theft that occurred at Collingswood High School Sept. 20 remains unresolved nearly a month later, according to the Collingswood Police Department.
On the day in question, police say victims reported the loss of miscellaneous currency, a calculator and an iPod. The theft, which occurred on a Thursday, was not reported until the following Monday. Police are currently reviewing hallway video surveillance to determine any suspects, and the investigation is ongoing.
According to one Collingswood parent, who wrote to Patch about the break-in, the thief or thieves may have entered the locker room via a door "that was supposed to have been locked," and described the loss of additional personal property.
"My son had a cell phone and a unique watch stolen that was a gift purchased overseas by his big brother during a business trip," the parent wrote. "I am of course upset and angered by the incident.
"I am not optimistic that the thieves will be caught."
In an email to Patch, Superintendent Scott Oswald said school administrators "remind the kids repeatedly" about the importance of securing their belongings in gym lockers, and that the district investigates all reports of theft and notifies the police immediately.
"We typically are quite successful at identifying the students who are involved and we will act, with the police, on both the school and legal fronts," Oswald wrote.
Anyone with any knowledge of the incident is invited to come forward and speak with either school officials or with Collingswood Police.