Break-in at East Warrnambool Primary School being investigated

A BURGLAR in his 20s was seen fleeing after a break-in at the East Warrnambool Primary School overnight.

​Warrnambool ​​police Sergeant ​​Tracie Kelly said the offender dropped an iPod which may assist investigators to identify him. 

She said a male offender entered the school grounds through an unlocked gate just before 12.35am on Friday.

"He's gone to a portable classroom/music room, where he forced the sliding door open," she said.

"He's gathered some items and stored them in part of the building, including a violin case and speaker.

"An alarm sound​ed and police members arrived. They saw the male offender​, described as being Caucasian in his early 20s, fleeing over the back fence."

S​ergeant Kelly said the man dropped an Apple iPod and police were in the process of analysing that device.

​"Crime scene officers ​will ​attend​ at the school this morning​. Anyone with information ​​is requested to contact the Warrnambool police station of Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000," she said.​