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Computers stolen from Luverne Public Library

Published 12:57pm Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Luverne Police Department is investigating the burglary of five computers from the Luverne Public Library on Wednesday.

Employees opening the library around 9 a.m. Wednesday morning discovered the break-in and theft.

The bottom glass of a side door was broken and used as a point of entry.

The five stolen computers are all 21.5-inch Apple iMacs, valued at a total of more than $6,000.

Library director Kathryn Tomlin said that the computers were about a year old and were purchased with money from a BTOP grant through Auburn University.

“We have a lot of people who come in and do job searches,” she said. “Whoever did this isn’t just hurting us, because this is something of value to the entire community.”

A report for third-degree burglary and first-degree theft of property was filed, and investigators say they are still looking for information on the burglar or burglars.

The library is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest and the return of the computers.

Anyone with information can call the Luverne Police Department at 335-3334.

  1. howardmcnear

    This is a disgrace to Luverne. I hope our police chief actually decides to try to do something and find the culprits rather than do nothing as is his usual behavior. If the offenders are caught and I am afraid that is a big “if” unless the city brings in some real law enforcement help, I hope these folks enjoy a long stay in jail. Disgusting to steal from the library. This affects each one of us and our children. We have all been stolen from. Please Chief Allen, surprise us and make an arrest.

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