PD: Kids caught stealing $50-60K of computer gear from Maryvale school

PHOENIX - Police say four teens have been arrested after burglarizing a Maryvale middle school.

Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson said the teens stole between $50 and $60 thousand dollars worth of computer gear from Desert Sands Middle School near 63rd Avenue and Camelback Road.

Thompson said on Wednesday, police responded to the school after 18 laptops, 21 desktop computers and three projectors were reported stolen.

On Thursday, police responded to the school again when an alarm went off and found one of the teens had returned to the school.

Thompson said the 16-year-old admitted to taking the equipment and gave officers the address where the goods were being stored. The teen also told police about his other three accomplices.

Authorities say all four teens are now in custody.

The teens are facing burglary, criminal damage and trafficking in stolen property charges.

Police said the stolen equipment will be returned to the school Friday.




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