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Three La Jolla Students Face Burglary Charges

Three former La Jolla private school students face criminal charges for stealing computer equipment from their own campus. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis says the teens have since been expelled.

Three La Jolla Students Face Burglary Charges

Three former La Jolla private school students face criminal charges for stealing computer equipment from their own campus. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis says the teens have since been expelled.

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The three teens attended La Jolla Country Day School. Investigators say the trio stole more than $200,000 worth of school laptops, computer monitors, and keyboards. The students took the equipment over the course of three years and sold the items on the Internet. Investigators say a remote tracking device in a laptop led them to one of the suspects. Deputy District Attorney Keith Burt says he's not surprised the teens come from wealthy families. He says more middle and upper class kids are committing high tech crimes. 

<b> Burt: </b> Kids who are engaged in a sophisticated plan that's going to continue for a long periods of time are generally more sophisticated and have more affluent roots. 

Investigators say the teens rented a storage facility near La Jolla to keep the computer equipment. Ana Tintocalis, KPBS News.