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Police Looking To Connect Stolen Laptops With Owners

November 16, 2012, 2:43 PM HST
* Updated November 16, 2:44 PM
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Police have recovered several stolen laptop computers and are asking for the public’s help in locating their owners.

The laptops were seized in Kealakekua during the delivery of a search warrant in a drug case.

Police have not been able to link the computers to any specific crime or owner.

Anyone who had one stolen recently must first report the crime by calling the police department’s non-emergency number at 935-3311, which will provide the owner with a report number. Then the owner may contact Kona Det. Sean Smith at 326-4646, Ext. 262, or by email at [email protected]

To recover a stolen laptop the owner must provide the police report number along with identifying information such as serial number, model number, identifiable markings, screen name or password.

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Police are also urging the public to maintain documentation and photographs of their computers, electronic devices, jewelry and other valuables to make it easier for police to locate the owners if valuables are stolen.

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