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Police Nab Suspected Computer Thief

Posted on: 4:13 pm, February 8, 2013, by

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TAYLOR — A man arrested for a theft from Best Buy has admitted stealing two computers from a Walmart in Lackawanna County, according to police.

John Whitlock, 31, of Scranton was arrested Thursday for allegedly putting more than $1,000 worth of electronics in his pants and coat and leaving Best Buy in Scranton.

Officers said he also admitted that he and another man stole two laptops from Walmart in Taylor.

Police released security video of the suspect earlier this week.

According to investigators, he sold one at a pawn shop and the other for drugs.

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