Dozens of laptop computers were stolen during an overnight burglary at Evergreen Elementary School in Mead earlier this week, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said.
A janitor at the school reported two alarms overnight Monday into Tuesday, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release. Neither of the alarms turned up evidence of a burglary. But when school officials arrived Tuesday morning for work, they discovered 58 MacBook Air laptop computers missing from two classrooms, according to the release. Deputies found no evidence of forced entry into the school or classrooms.
The Mead School District estimates losses at more than $69,000, according to The Spokesman-Review of Spokane.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information about the theft to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS or online at crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org. A cash reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.