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Absolute Laptop Recovery Sees Drugs Seized, Several Arrests

By: Absolute Team | 2/25/2009

A LoJack for Laptops equipped laptop was recently stolen in a string of home burglaries committed during a busy religious holiday. With a number of homes left vacant while residents attended religious services, thieves capitalized off the opportunity to make away with a number of computers and electronics.

The day after the theft was reported, the Absolute Recovery Team was able to forensically mine the stolen laptop to determine its current user and exact location. This information was passed on to police, who used it to obtain a search warrant for the identified residence.

As police stood at the suspect's door and served the warrant, the house's occupants began to desperately throw bags of contraband from the windows in a feeble attempt to keep the illegal substances from authorities. These bags were quickly scooped up by police, who entered the home and were able to recover the stolen laptop - among other items. Four additional laptops were also seized, along with several pounds of marijuana, a large quantity of cocaine, and thousands of dollars in cash. Four arrests were made in connection to the case.

Just four days passed between the time that the customer reported the stolen laptop to Absolute, to the date that the laptop was physically recovered. The laptop has since been returned to its rightful owner.

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Please note that the above indictments and criminal complaints are merely unproven accusations and the accused, in all cases, are presumed innocent until proven guilty.