2 Fla. Teens Charged With Stealing School Laptops

By: AP
By: AP

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) --

Police have recovered more than half of the 55 laptops stolen from Lake High School, and they've arrested two teen suspects.

A 16-year-old and a 17-year-old were arrested late Tuesday on
multiple felony charges. Police are continuing their search for the
third suspect in the April 30 robbery at the high school.

Authorities say they are not sure whether the teens were
students at Lakeland High.

Police say a tip led them to a home in Mulberry on Monday, where
they found one computer and a cooperative witness. They eventually
learned of the 17-year-old's involvement and went to his home.
There, they found 13 computers.

So far, police have recovered 37 computers.

The teens were booked into the Juvenile Assessment Center in
Bartow.


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  • by Steve Location: Marietta, Georgia on May 12, 2011 at 07:39 AM
    One of the worst nights of my life, I spent in Bartow, Florida. Were these computers going to be sold? Makes you wonder what was going through their brains? Just stupid I suppose...
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      by Jean on May 12, 2011 at 08:19 AM in reply to Steve
      It is not Bartow's fault what these creeps did. I hope they throw the book at them. THey deserve to serve some SERIOUS jail time. They are nothing but punks.
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