Laptops stolen from Southeast DC polling location

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Tuesday morning, an elections volunteer reported that laptops with voters' information was stolen in an early morning break-in at the Davis Elementary voting precinct in Southeast D.C., reports WUSA9 producer Stephanie Wilson.

A Board of Elections official said no voter information was compromised because the laptops have to be connected to the BOE network for anyone to gain access to that information.

The BOE became aware of the missing laptops at the school, located at 4430 H St., between 5 and 5:30 a.m. D.C. police were notified and are investigating the incident, according to a BOE official. D.C. police have determined that the laptops went missing sometime between 8:30 p.m. Monday and 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Replacement laptops were dispatched to the polling site and the precinct opened on time for voters.

The thieves also stole refreshments intended for Election Day staff and volunteers at the polling place, according to WUSA9's Nikki Burdine.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a burglary committed in the District of Columbia.


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