Maintenance workers arrested for allegedly stealing from renters

Posted at 6:01 PM, May 10, 2012
and last updated 2012-05-10 22:32:03-04

Two Newport News maintenance workers have been accused of stealing from renters in Denbigh.

Police say Johann Cooper stole nearly $900 worth of gaming systems at Colony Square Apartments.

Officers believe he also may have set a fire in the apartment.

A second maintenance worker, Ronald Eley, is accused of stealing from another apartment just a week later.

Police say he took a laptop then pawned it at a local store.