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Sat Nov 5, 2016, 03:55 PM

3 laptops stolen from Clinton campaign worker's car; 'crime of opportunity'

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Three laptops were stolen from the car of Hillary Clinton campaign worker in Northern Liberties on Friday night, according to police.

Police said four Clinton campaign workers left a restaurant on the 900 block of N. 2nd Street around 9:15 p.m. Friday and found that the back passenger wind ow of their 2016 Buick Enclave had been smashed. The men called police and said that three backpacks containing MacBook Pros and other items had been stolen, authorities said.

The car, with Michigan registration, had been parked on the 100 block of Brown Street, but Commissioner Richard Ross said it was not marked as a Clinton campaign vehicle.

He said police did not believe the crime was targeted because the bags were left in plain view, and that police "have no reason to believe that were in possession of any sensitive information." He did say the computers could have contained scheduling or personal information.

Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20161106_3_laptops_stolen_from_Clinton_campaign_worker_s_car___crime_of_opportunity_.html



Time to keep all personal info off your PC and encrypt on a thumb drive
locked to your wrist

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Reply 3 laptops stolen from Clinton campaign worker's car; 'crime of opportunity' (Original post)
bucolic_frolic Nov 2016 OP
Hekate Nov 2016 #2
LisaL Nov 2016 #4
C Moon Nov 2016 #6
Journeyman Nov 2016 #7
FailureToCommunicate Nov 2016 #11
Moonwalk Nov 2016 #8
tblue37 Nov 2016 #22
awake Nov 2016 #9
Plucketeer Nov 2016 #10
Qutzupalotl Nov 2016 #13
LisaL Nov 2016 #14
left-of-center2012 Nov 2016 #15
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 2016 #16
BumRushDaShow Nov 2016 #17
Midnight Writer Nov 2016 #18
RobinA Nov 2016 #19
LisaL Nov 2016 #20
Bradical79 Nov 2016 #21
LisaL Nov 2016 #23
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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 04:03 PM

2. Really really dumb to leave backpacks, purses, or electronics visible in a car.....

I mean really face-palm dumb, as it virtually invites a quick smash-and-grab theft. There are thieves in this world, kids. Don't make it easy for them. Lock the doors, lock the trunk, put things out of sight.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 04:06 PM

4. Never leave anything valuable in plain view in the car.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 04:09 PM

6. Maybe it was done on purpose. Because, that seems pretty stupid.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 04:10 PM

7. Some are born savvy, others serve as object lessons for us all. . .

Three backpacks left in plain view in an out-of-state vehicle. Who'd a thought? . . .

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 04:21 PM

8. This was DUMB and frankly, I'm sick and tired of Democrats not protecting...

...their electronic devices and all the shit on those devices. Did they at least have passwords? "Find my mac?" So they can trace them? Take picture of the thieves? Shut them down and wipe them before information is stolen?

Enough of this! I don't care if we are only a few days from voting, it's time for all dem politicians and all of their staff in every capacity to get savvy and tough with encryption and protecting devices. How many times do they have to ripped off to get the message?

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Response to Moonwalk (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 6, 2016, 06:51 PM

22. Bet they were from mid-America. I moved from PA to KS in 1970. People couldn't believe I

locked my car & my apartment--even when I was in the apartment--and his things in the car trunk if I stopped to go into a store or restaurant while out and about. They think I am paranoid.

I still do those things, but many Midwesterners I know still don't.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 04:36 PM

9. WTF that person needs to be released from their post right away

Another person around Hillary with a lack of awareness for what the results of their actions could lead to.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 04:36 PM

10. I hope they felt stupid upon finding those things gone

 

Cause STUPID is what it was to leave them viewable. Someone needed their heroin desperately.

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Response to Qutzupalotl (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 04:51 PM

14. It's a MO of a regular thief.

Leave something valuable in car and it will get stolen.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 05:14 PM

15. "the bags were left in plain view"

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 05:16 PM

16. NEVER leave laptops in cars just for CONVENIENCE to not have to carry them somewhere.

A restaurant? Really that is too inconvenient?

Laptops are not too heavy. There were four people to carry three laptops. Do the math.

Those workers were irresponsible.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 05:27 PM

17. That area is just north of the Olde City neighborhood (historic area)

running along the Delaware river and unfortunately that type of theft is common.... along with car thefts of those leaving cars running with key in ignition or (something I just heard a few days ago on the news) not running but with a key fob in the glove compartment. That area has been heavily gentrified of late with a number of "hipster" (if that is still a thing) and general millennial hang-out places (restaurants, bars, clubs). This is not a small city and sadly, you have to stay vigilant.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 06:23 PM

18. OH NO! Not more missing e-mails! How will the FBI ever catch up?

It took them six months to just get a subpoena on the last batch.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 08:10 PM

19. Welcome

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Response to RobinA (Reply #19)

Sun Nov 6, 2016, 06:19 AM

20. Laptops apparently recovered and arrest made!

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sun Nov 6, 2016, 06:28 PM

21. I left a Macbook Pro on a table once

 

in a Five Guys burger joint downtown. I was shocked and relieved when I returned an hour later and it was still on the table undisturbed, lol.

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Response to Bradical79 (Reply #21)

Sun Nov 6, 2016, 06:56 PM

23. That is shocking.

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