Computers stolen from Upper Darby doctor's office

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At least three computers were stolen from a doctor?s office in Upper Darby, Pa. (WPVI)

At least three computers were stolen from a doctor's office in Upper Darby, Pa., and those computers contained the personal information of thousands of patients.

Video captured part of the burglary in progress shortly before 7 a.m. Tuesday. The video is cut short after the hooded thieves pulled the wires on three Wi-Fi connected computers.

But, before that happens, one of the suspects removes his hood as he gets inside the small orthodontics office.

"Both of them got hoodies up, so you really can't see them when they get in the store. But one of these guys - who's got to be a genius - takes his hoodie off and you can see his face," said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.

The bandits were inside exactly four minutes before fleeing with three stolen Apple computers containing personal information of some 1,000 patients.

The manager of Rich Orthodontics says he believes the burglars were there for the computers only, not for credit card and other personal information that - if hacked - could lead to massive identity theft.

"There is no way they break in to that software. We've been using that software for years now. There's no way," said Mohammad Arabas. "It's not the desktop password, it's the software password. It's really hard to break in, and that's why there's no way they can break into that software."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Upper Darby police.

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