PD: Phoenix man arrested for stealing computers from a school and church

Posted: 2:08 PM, Apr 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-16 21:07:46Z

A computer theft at a Phoenix church led to the discovery of multiple stolen computers from a school.

Phoenix police report that on March 19, Gary Lee Allen, 41, allegedly stole a laptop computer from the sound booth at Living Streams Church, near Central and Glendale avenues. 

Police say the church located their stolen computer on the site "Offer Up."

According to police, the laptop was sold to a college student who reportedly bought it from a man who found the computer at a "drug flop house" in Peoria. 

That man reportedly told police the computer was left there by Allen. 

Allen, police say, matches the images taken by a surveillance camera at the church. 

Allen, who was already on probation for burglary, had his home searched by probation officers. They allegedly found six computers belonging to Eagle College Preparatory Harmony School near 24th Street and Southern Avenue. 

Allen reportedly works as a janitor for a company that provides those services to the school. 

Police say each computer is worth about $600.

Allen has been charged with burglary and theft.


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