Reports: Clinton Campaign Staffers’ Laptops Stolen in Philadelphia

Police arrest suspect, believe he had no idea there was Clinton link
By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
November 7, 2016 Updated: November 7, 2016

Police in Philadelphia said that a man was arrested for stealing three laptop computers from Hillary Clinton campaign workers.

The 27-year-old unidentified man was arrested and taken into custody on Saturday in the west Kensington neighborhood, CBS News reported.

The man apparently had no idea the laptops were part of the Clinton campaign, police told the broadcaster.

In the instance, four campaign workers went to a restaurant after parking their car on a street located near Interstate 95. In the meantime, their rear passenger window was broken and their three backpacks had gone missing.

Police said it was a random theft.

Officials suspect the laptops had Clinton’s campaign schedule, as the men worked for her campaign.

The Democratic candidate will be in Philadelphia on Monday for her final 2016 rally.

The U.S. Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security had worked with Philadelphia police to retrieve the laptops, according to NJ.com.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said the campaign car, which had Michigan plates, wasn’t marked as a Clinton campaign vehicle. Speaking with Philly.com, he said officials “have no reason to believe that [the staffers] were in possession of any sensitive information.” 

“This is a theft from auto and we don’t want to make it more than what it is, which is a random theft,” Philadelphia Police spokesperson Tanya Little told the Philly Voice on Saturday via email. “Individuals left bookbags visible in a car, and Unfortunately, this happens every day in every neighborhood.”

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.