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Thieves Target Laptops at Best Buy, Dunwood YMCA

The manager of Best Buy caught a thief unwrapping a laptop computer in the bathroom, but the man turned over the computer and left the store before police could arrive.

Two laptops were stolen last week in Fox Point – one from Best Buy and one from the YMCA Dunwood Child Care Center.

A man in his early 20s is suspected of stealing a laptop computer from Best Buy around 3:25 p.m. Jan. 11. Store managers noticed the man was acting suspicious, so they watched him on surveillance camera as he moved the laptop computer box to the car audio section, walked around the store for a while, then returned to the car audio section to hide the laptop box under his coat.

The man then walked into the bathroom. A store manager walked into the bathroom and heard something being unraveled. When the manager asked the suspect why he was holding the computer box, the man said he found the box in the bathroom. He turned over the computer and quickly left the store.

The man left the store before police arrived. Police have obtained the store's surveillance video of the suspect.

In other Fox Point police news:

  • A teacher at the YMCA Dunwood Child Care Center noticed a laptop was missing after she took her students outside for 30 minutes, from 4:20 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. She reported the theft to police about an hour later, at 5:49 p.m. The laptop is valued at about $700. No suspects have been identified.
  • Fox Point police noticed spray paint vandalism on a sign at the corner of Crossway Road and Calumet Road at 5:17 p.m. on Jan. 12. The vandal wrote "BJ6" with silver spray paint.

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