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Stolen computer found in traffic stop
Police: Driver of car faces theft charges
Marcus Jamell Green

    An unusual assortment of electronics found in a car during a traffic stop Thursday prompted a Statesboro police officer to investigate, and he discovered a stolen laptop computer, police said.
    The MacBook Pro laptop computer was among a jumble of “multiple electronics such as computers and cellphones in the vehicle,” Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner said in a news release issued Friday.
    The driver of the car, Marcus Jamell Green, 23, of Savannah, was charged with theft by receiving stolen property.
    Around 6:50 p.m. Thursday, Cpl. Andrew Samples with the Statesboro police K-9 unit stopped the vehicle on Lanier Drive for a traffic violation, Turner said.
    After seeing the numerous electronic items, Samples confirmed the laptop computer had been reported stolen on May 25 during a burglary at Campus Crossings Apartments.
    The electronics were collected as evidence “and are currently being processed to determine if they are
stolen,” he said.
    The items retrieved included a Gateway laptop computer, LG phone chargers, a Dell computer monitor, a Dell computer tower, an iPhone, a Samsung phone and two thumb drives.
    “If anyone believes any of the items belong to them, they need to contact the Statesboro Police Department Investigations Bureau and provide a description and identification information such as: make, model, color, serial number and any other information that may confirm that the item is theirs,” Turner said.
    Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact Detective Ben Purvis at (912) 764-9911. Information may also be anonymously submitted to or sent as a text message beginning with “TIPSSPD” to 274637 (CRIMES).
    All information is strictly confidential, Turner said.
    Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.

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