A man was arrested early Tuesday for allegedly stealing about $10,000 in laptops from Roosevelt High School in southeast Fresno.
Police Sgt. Tony Bustos said Jacob Cruz, 29, of Fresno dropped a duffel bag containing 20 laptops and grabbed a plastic bag as police closed in around him on campus just after 3 a.m. Cruz told police he was collecting recyclables.
Police responded after a number of security alarms went off at the school and after security personnel reported “pounding noises” in one of the classrooms.
Botti said Cruz is a self-admitted gang member on probation for assault with a deadly weapon and was booked into Fresno County Jail on suspicion of burglary, possessing stolen property and a probation violation.