- Associated Press - Monday, October 27, 2014

PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) - The principal of a school in Puyallup, Washington, says thieves have stolen $10,000 worth of musical instruments and electronics.

Principal Craig Mattson of Northwest Christian School says a look at surveillance video of the thieves loading the items into an older white pickup truck brought him up short. KING-TV reports (https://is.gd/sNzJa7 ) that the principal says he earlier gave five gallons of gas to a woman driving that same truck who came to the school during a weekend festival, asking to borrow some fuel.

Mattson says someone apparently stayed behind after Sunday’s festival and waited until early Monday to let the other thieves inside.

They stole at least 20 instruments, boxes of bells and chimes, a teacher’s laptop computer and a flat screen television from the hallway.

Says Mattson, “That’s pretty devastating to know you put gas in the truck that robbed you.”


Information from: KING-TV, https://www.king5.com/

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