May 27, 2022

California: $33K Worth Of Laptops Nabbed From UCLA Library

UPDATE (Wednesday November 12) Arrest Made in UCLA Laptops Theft (via NBC Los Angeles)

UPDATE (Tuesday, November 11th) Man Detained In Connection With Library Theft Of 55 Macbook Laptops (Via The Daily Bruin)

From CBS Los Angeles:

A brazen campus burglar managed to make off with $33,000 worth of laptops from UCLA this weekend.

Authorities don’t believe this is the first time the man has ransacked a campus building.

Campus police said surveillance video captured the man, sporting a UCLA sweatpants, breaking into the Charles E. Young Research Library at 2:26 a.m. Saturday.


The suspect smashed the window on the door to a storage room where the 55 Apple MacBook Pro laptops were kept and loaned to library patrons.

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