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Alleged Laptop Thief Is Stopped In Glendale

Auxiliary Cops Help Make Collar

Two members of the 104th Precinct’s Auxiliary Unit helped officers from the command track down a suspected computer thief in Glendale on Sunday afternoon, July 29, police reported.

Law enforcement sources said the incident took place at around 2:05 p.m., when the suspect-identified as Kenneth Pinckney, 31, of 78th Avenue- allegedly removed a laptop computer from the home of a resident on 61st Street near 60th Lane.

The incident was reported to the 104th Precinct, and officers responded to the location. A description of the suspect was obtained and transmitted over police radio, authorities noted.

Auxiliary Capt. Mark Bachmann and A.P.O. Clark Orellana were on patrol in the vicinity of the crime scene when they spotted Pinckney, who fit the broadcasted description.

Bachmann and Orellana relayed the perpetrator’s location to police, and 104th Precinct officers responded.

Pinckney was tracked down just before he entered his home on 78th Avenue near 60th Lane.

He was taken into custody and charged with criminal possession of stolen property and petit larceny, police said.

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