The Associated Press
PUYALLUP — The principal of a school in Puyallup 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 brought him up short. KING 5 reports that the principal says he earlier gave 5 gallons of gas to a woman driving that same pickup 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.”