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Monday, December 10, 2012


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Macbooks Stolen, Police Search for Theft Suspect

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Updated: 12/06 7:11 pm
(DAPHNE, Ala.)  Police are on the hunt for the man responsible for stealing computers from students and selling them. 18-year old Richard Langley is wanted by police.

Police say Langley stole the Macbooks from students and then sold them to someone in Grand Bay. Langley is currently out on bond on attempted burglary charges.

The lap tops were tracked down by a Mobile detective investigating an online E-Bay outfit out of Grand Bay. School officials are warning students to keep track of their laptops. "Keep your eyes on your technology. Know where your computer is. Don't let it just lay somewhere and second of all if you steal one of our lap tops we're going to come after you, " said Terry Wilhite, spokesperson for the Baldwin County School System.

Police say the computers were taken from student's cars and homes. "If he didn't know them directly he knew they were high school students and he knew they would have a computer, " said Jason Vannoy with the Daphne Police Department.

Daphne Police and the Baldwin County Sheriff are looking for the suspected lap top bandit. "Eight felony warrants one of them is for felony assault out of the Sheriff Office in Baldwin County. He has a pending arrest he's out on bond for attempted burglary and then there are six charges for receiving stolen property and those are all felonies," said Vannoy.

The lap tops are worth $1,200. Each Baldwin County High School student received a computer at the beginning of the school year. School officials say "big brother" is always watching. "Anytime you steal technology the technology is smart enough to call back home so we were aware the computers had indeed been stolen, " said Wilhite.

"And more importantly they can be locked. As soon as they are stolen the administrator can lock the computer. Once they are stolen and reported stolen they are pretty much useless, " said Vannoy.

In most cases students had reported the lap tops missing.

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