Students Broke Into School, Stole Computers: Cops

Waterbury police have arrested two Kennedy High School students accused of breaking into the school, stealing thousands of dollars worth of computers and selling them to pawn shops.

Police said a teacher noticed a window was broken after arriving at school on Monday morning, but that was just the beginning. Several laptops were also gone, police said.

Bryan Cruz and Gabriel Rodriguez, who are both 18 years old, were arrested and charged with larceny, burglary, criminal mischief and additional charges, according to online court records.

The Waterbury Republican-American reports that tracking information from one of the stolen computers led them to Cruz, who said he brought some computers from a man, but then admitted to breaking into the school.

According to the Republican-American, Rodriguez told police he acted as a lookout.

Both teens have been released from custody.

Cruz is due in court on March 24 and Rodriquez is due in court on March 25.

It's not clear if they have legal representation.

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