Theater students are victims of theft

Belongings of Diamond Bar High School theater students left in the Theater room have been disappearing since the beginning of April.

The robberies took place while students were rehearsing or performing the spring musical, “James and the Giant Peach,” according to the victims.

Sophomore Grace Thomas is among 10 Brahmas whose personal belongings were stolen. She reported that the robberies have been going on every week after the first incident. Among her stolen possessions include $40, a keychain from her house keys and a deck of cards.

“The deck of cards stolen was valuable to me,” Thomas said. “It was the last thing my grandpa gifted me before he passed away, and the keychain was a souvenir from about four years ago.”

Thomas said the items were stolen while she was busy rehearsing for the musical and getting ready to go on stage to perform her part.

“At first, I was mostly sad about getting my things stolen, but I realized that I’m never getting my things back, so I started to get mad about it,” Thomas said. “Things were getting stolen from my friends and from me and no one can do anything about it.”

Other victims of these thefts include junior Katherine Wirth and sophomore Ana Barradas, both of whom have had money stolen.

“I just hope that whoever the thief is realizes that what they’re doing is wrong and confesses to what they did,” Thomas said. “It’s just the right thing to do.”