Laptop Thief Caught on Webcam

Burglar Facebooked himself

By Hasani Gittens
|  Tuesday, Sep 21, 2010  |  Updated 2:45 PM EDT
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Laptop Thief Caught on Webcam

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Burglar caught on webcam.

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Cops on Long Island are looking for a bungling burglar who provided investigators with a picture of himself -- via social networking.

Suffolk County detectives from the East Hampton Town Police Department are asking for the public's help in identifying and locating the man pictured above. The photograph was taken by a computer webcam.

Investigators say the burglar broke into a home on Three Mile Harbor Drive in East Hampton on July 29, and stole various items including several laptop computers. The thief later used one of the computers to log onto the social network account of one of the victims, and the computer's camera snapped these photos, police said.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information can call police anonymously at 1-800-220-TIPS.

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