A tipster tells us they saw a boy being led out of Carman by three men in suits earlier this afternoon. According to reports, the student had three laptops in his bag. That would account for three of the four laptops stolen on Tuesday. We’ll keep you posted. Again, if you know/saw/heard anything, tip us (you can do so anonymously in our Submit A Tip form) and call Public Safety at 212-854-2797.
Update, 10:40pm: One of the students who had their laptops stolen just checked in from the police station, where she collected her laptop and saw two others in a black backpack. The backpack had three laptops in it, making it highly, highly likely that the boy being led out of Carman this afternoon was the laptop thief. The police officers informed our tipster that all the laptops had been recovered, thanks in great part to Public Safety. The hard drives on the computers were wiped, indicating that the thief planned to sell them immediately. We’ll update you as we get more information.