Contractor finds laptops stolen from Madison school district in vacant building

Contractor finds laptops stolen from Madison school district in vacant building
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A contractor hired to remodel a vacant building found 12 laptop computers that were stolen from the Madison Metropolitan School District, according to a release.

The contractor, who was hired to remodel a building in the 3200 block of East Washington Avenue, called police Wednesday after he found some potentially stolen property, police said.

The man found several laptop computers concealed in a basement closet, according to the release. The building was supposed to have been vacant for a considerable amount of time, although police believe people were illegally occupying the building.

The 12 computers had identification labels indicating they belonged to MMSD, officials said. District officials confirmed the computers were stolen from their administration building.

The equipment has been returned to the district, according to the release.

Officials ask anyone with information on the stolen laptops to call 608-255-2345.

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