Tampa Police Charge Man in Laptop Thefts
A tipster spotted him from a police bulletin, according to the Tampa police.
TAMPA – A man was arrested and charged in connection with the theft of three laptops and an iPhone earlier this month, the Tampa Police Department said.
Robert McFadden, 40, of Tampa, was charged with burglary, grand theft and providing a false name to a law enforcement officer. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending, officers said.
Police arrested McFadden on Thursday (July 27) after an employee recognized him from a police bulletin that was distributed to Westshore Alliance business members that told them of a pattern of laptop thefts in the area. McFadden was wearing the same clothing and hat from the photos when the employee spotted him leaving an office building at 4111 W MLK Jr. Blvd.
Officers responded to MLK Jr. Boulevard and MacDill Avenue where McFadden was taken into custody without incident.
Police said McFadden matches the description of the suspect who broke into an office suite at 4890 W Kennedy Blvd. on July 20 and stole three laptops and an iPhone. Several businesses in the Downtown and Westshore areas have reported similar thefts to police during the past two weeks. During this extensive investigation, officers said they have found more than a dozen laptops and believe McFadden maybe responsible for these additional burglaries.
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