Suspect accused of computer theft at Arlington middle school

Arlington police officers arrested a suspect for allegedly breaking into Post Middle School and stealing computers early Monday morning. (Arlington Police Department)

Arlington police officers arrested a suspect for allegedly breaking into Post Middle School and stealing computers early Monday morning. (Arlington Police Department)

Police responded early Monday and reportedly found the alleged thief with “his arms full of computers.”

ARLINGTON — Police arrested a person accused of trying to steal computers from Post Middle School in Arlington early Monday morning.

An alarm sent the Arlington Police Department to the school. Responding officers saw a flashlight shining in a classroom.

“While waiting for a K-9 to respond, a subject exited the building with his arms full of computers,” according to a post on the Arlington Police Department’s Facebook page. “The subject tried to run but was easily apprehended.”

Multiple classroom doors were breached, causing significant damage, the post said.

Jail records show the suspect was booked into the Snohomish County Jail around 3 a.m. for suspicion of second-degree burglary and second-degree theft, plus a few other offenses.