New computers stolen from B&G Club

Published 12:04 am Friday, January 6, 2012

NATCHEZ — Five brand-new laptop computers were stolen from the Boys and Girls Club of the Miss-Lou on Homochitto Street Tuesday.

According to a Natchez Police report, Fay Minor, the club’s director, said she left the club at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday and returned at 10 a.m. on Wednesday to find the glass in the back door of the club’s facility busted out and the laptops missing.

The report lists the laptops as worth approximately $450 each.

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Natchez Police investigator Phillip Smith said the thieves broke into the club’s facility through the back door and headed straight to the technology lab.

“There was no pilfering around or anything,” he said. “They were clearly there for the computers.”

The laptops, Smith said, were new and still in their original boxes.

Smith said there are currently no leads in the investigation, but he said it is ongoing.

The burglary is the second time computers have been stolen from the club in less than two years. Three desktops, 11 laptop computers and a projector were stolen in February 2010.

Boys & Girls Club of Miss-Lou board member Phillip West said the board met Thursday and is currently trying to come up with preventive steps the club can take to ensure no more computers are stolen.

“Right now we’re trying to see if the investigation will lead to them being recovered and coming up with a plan to replace them otherwise,” West said.

Efforts to reach Minor Thursday were unsuccessful.

Anyone with any information about the burglary should call NPD at 601-445-5565 or Crime Stoppers at 601-442-5000.