LSU laptop thief admits to theft, laptop recovered

LSU laptop thief admits to theft, laptop recovered

POSTED: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 10:33am

UPDATED: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 11:17am

THIS IS AN NBC33 NEWS UPDATE: Investigators with LSU Police Department were able to identify a suspect in a theft of a laptop computer stolen from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center thanks to a tip received after a photo of the suspect was released. The photo circulated was of the suspect during the commission of the crime. Fred Levy, age 35, of 180 Bayou Pine Circle, Richwood, La., was arrested on a warrant for felony theft. Levy is not affiliated with LSU.

LSU Police Investigators were able to obtain an arrest warrant for Levy on Sept. 23, after the identification was made. On Oct. 22, LSU Investigators were contacted by BRCC Police Department, who advised that Levy was being detained by them in reference to a separate investigation. When LSU investigators spoke to Levy, he admitted to having taken the laptop and also in was able to tell them the location of the item, which was recovered.

Levy was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on the felony theft warrant.

ORIGINAL STORY (09-20-11) -- The LSU Police are tracking down a man who stole a laptop computer for the LSU Law School earlier today. Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the man in question.

A cash reward is being offered for anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest of the responsible party.

If you know anything about this incident, call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867).

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