Police search for stolen MSS laptops
Merritt RCMP and the Nicola-Similkameen School District 58 are searching for computers that were allegedly stolen from Merritt Secondary School over the past several months.
Approximately 15 computers were stolen and one was returned by a parent who recognized that the laptop didn’t belong to his child, said RCMP Const. Tracy Dunsmore.
“The parent had discovered that his son was in possession of a laptop that the family had not purchased,” she said. “He contacted the local police and turned in the computer as found property.”
Police said they determined the computer was taken from MSS, though there was no registered serial number.
After the report of the initial theft, police discovered the disappearance of the 14 other computers.
The missing computers, which are valued at approximately $700 each, are Toshiba Tecra R700 laptops that are either black or silver. The others are Dell Latitude D620 and are traceable.
“The file is still under investigation pending further information from the public,” Dunsmore said. “No charges have been laid as yet but RCMP have a person of interest in the computers that have been returned.”
Anyone who has information about this or any other crime is asked to call the local RCMP at 378-4262 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).