An estimated $42,500 in laptop computers was stolen from the Haley Center between Nov. 6 and Nov. 9.

Twenty-five laptops were stolen. There were 15 Dell Latitude E6400 laptops and 10 Apple Macbook Pro laptops stolen.

“I’m not at liberty to release a lot of information because of investigation,” said Capt. Tom Stofer of the Auburn Police Department.

According to the incident report, the theft occurred last weekend, between 5 p.m. Friday and 7:15 a.m. Monday.

The report also states the suspect entered the crime scene through a doorway and that there was no force used when the suspect entered the scene.

Stofer could not comment on how the suspects escaped from the scene of the incident.

Stofer also said he could not specify where in Haley Center the event took place.

Officials from the University could not be contacted to answer questions about the incident.

However, there is a still frame available from the surveillance video of a person Stofer said he thinks may be a suspect related to the incident.

The suspect is an black male, approximately 5-foot-10-inches and 190 pounds.

In the surveillance footage, the suspect is wearing a gray sweatshirt with a blue Auburn University backpack, Stofer said.

Any information about this crime, or those who can identify this suspect, should contact the Auburn Police Department’s detective division at 334-501-3140. They can also call the anonymous tip line at 334-501-7337.

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This article was originally published in The Auburn Plainsman on 11/19/2009.

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