Thursday, April 22, 2010
(04-22) 15:48 PDT PACIFICA-- Students at Oceana High School in Pacifica had an unfortunate math exercise to consider on Earth Day.
How long does it take to steal 108 solar panels from the school's rooftop, and how much will they bring on the black market?
First answer: The police don't know. Second: at least 50 cents on the dollar.
Police said Thursday that sometime between March 24 and April 5, thieves made off with $43,740 worth of just-installed solar panels from the school on Paloma Avenue, a block east of Highway 1. At 25 pounds per panel, it was no smash-and-dash job.