Man arrested in theft of laptops from Clinton staffers in Northern Liberties

NORTHERN LIBERTIES (WPVI) -- A 27-year-old man has been arrested in the theft of several laptops from Clinton staffers in Northern Liberties.

Police say a search warrant was executed Saturday on the 500 block of Diamond Street, and all three laptops were recovered from the suspect's residence.

The suspect, who is known to police, was taken into custody. Charges are pending.

The suspect's identity has not been released at this time.

Investigators say three campaign workers left the laptops inside backpacks in an SUV parked on the 100 block of Brown Street after 8 p.m. Friday.

They went to dinner on the 900 block of North 2nd Street, and when they returned around 9:15 p.m., the vehicle had been broken into, and those backpacks were gone.

Investigators say those laptops did not contain any sensitive information pertinent to the campaign.

The Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security assisted the Philadelphia Police Department with the investigation.
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