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Reward offered in identifying school computer thief

Posted: Updated: Nov 30, 2012 12:49 PM

For the past month, Portland police have been investigating thefts of computers from area schools. Detectives say the thief has been posing as a parent.

Schools falling victim to the crime include Winterhaven School, Llewellyn School, Sunnyside School and St. John's School in Milwaukie.

A police spokesman says the man has been gaining access by saying he's a parent, or prospective parent, of the school, and then enters classrooms grabbing laptops, tablets and other electronics.

The suspect is described as a white man in his mid-20s or early 30s, about 5'10" and 160 pounds.

Police have released surveillance stills, which were taken at St. Clare's School on Southwest Freeman Street in hopes that someone will recognize him. The suspect was seen inside the school, but St. Clare's School did not have anything stolen.

Crimestoppers is offering $1,000 in cash for information leading to an arrest in the case. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

Anyone with information is being to call 503-823-HELP, or text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, or leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at

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