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U.S. Open janitor accused of laptop theft

September 06, 2011
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NEW YORK — A man employed as a janitor for the U.S. Open has been charged with stealing two laptop computers, according to WNYW-TV.

The unidentified suspect allegedly stole the computers from inside the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center last week, the article stated.

According to the article, a search warrant was executed at the suspect''s home and police confiscated three other computers that were reported stolen during last year’s U.S. Open.

"The U.S. Open Tennis Championships is a prestigious international sporting event that draws people from all over the world and has a significant impact on our local economy," said Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown.

"As such, it is vitally important that nothing mars its image in the eyes of the world. As in years past, my office — working with police and U.S. Open security personnel — maintains a continuous presence at the two-week tournament to clamp down on any illegal and inappropriate actions — such as theft," Brown added.

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