Burglar takes electronics, cash but leaves laptop behind

A thief who cleared an East Madison Street home of valuables sometime Sunday morning left behind a laptop that didn’t belong to the homeowner.
Sandusky Register Staff
Dec 3, 2013


A woman awoke at about 11 a.m. Sunday to find her phone, Xbox 360, stereo system, portable DVD player and $20 cash missing, according to a Sandusky police report.

The woman told police all of the items were there when she went to bed at about 3 a.m., and only she and her small children were supposed to have been in the home. The Xbox was even stolen from the room where she slept, the report said.

The woman said she found a Toshiba laptop inside her house, and the laptop did not belong to her. Officers tried to contact a possible owner but were unable to reach him.

The case remains under investigation, the report said.



I wonder who they guy was she met at the bar???


robin in the hood? robbing peter to pay paula? weird. maybe he set it down to get the other stuff and forgot it.


One thing baffles me about this story--how do you sleep until 11 am with small children in the house?

William Jeffers...

Exactly! Who with small children go to sleep at 3:00am and wake up at 11:00am and is not able to hear someone in the bedroom taking your stuff? Doesn't sound like a safe place for children to be living.

2cents's picture

"Who with small children go to sleep at 3:00am and wake up at 11:00am"

Of course, leave the laptop because of embedded serial numbers and software licenses that can trace to someone, or maybe the laptop means WORK. I can leave a shovel outside all week and it will be there the next week, unless a scrapper comes around : )


It wasn't her laptop and it wasn't there when she went to bed but it was when she woke up and her stuff was gone. Pay attention.


It didn't say it wasn't there when she went to bed. It simply stated that the laptop did not belong to her. Pay attention! And, who knows what she was sure of when she went to bed at 3am. Was she up to 3 all by herself? Sober?


Don't tell me my business devil woman. go make me some blueberry pancakes, I got the munchies real bad right now.

2cents's picture

I see, it's your laptop then? Blows whistle for cops : )


Well as long as you're blowing stuff...........I'll take 2 :-)


I hope those children don't need anything in the middle of the night. If she sleeps that soundly, she won't hear them if they call out. I can't imagine not hearing someone in the bedroom disconnecting the Xbox.


Hmm sounds like an insurance scam, if she has insurance.


Sounds like she pawned the stuff for drugs and now needs an excuse.


When my kids were small, there was no sleeping in that's for sure, even if I had been up til 3 am!