Police: Guard stole school's music instruments

Cory Thompson

October 2, 2013 3:24:41 PM PDT
Police say a private security guard stole more than $15,000 worth of musical instruments from Penn Wood High School's Green Avenue campus in Lansdowne.

Cory Thompson, 54, of Philadelphia, was charged with theft, burglary and conspiracy.

A second suspect is still being sought.

In all, 13 instruments were stolen, police said. One instrument has been recovered.

According to investigators, Thompson worked for a private security firm was hired by the district to guard the school after a fire was set at the building back in April.

Thompson surrendered to police on Tuesday.