A person of interest has been identified in connection to a computer theft at a Windsor magnet school.
The Windsor Police Department asked for the public's help locating the man who they said was involved in the burglary of four laptop computers and three iPads, which are worth several thousand dollars, from Pathway to Technology on Windsor Avenue Thursday.
Police said they learned about the burglary after one of the computers security systems was activated and snapped a close up of the man's face.
As a result of the media exposure, Windsor Police Captain Tom LePore said police were able to identify him, but he has yet to be arrested.
Police are not releasing the suspect's name, but said he is not a student at the Pathway to Technology school.
School district officials told Eyewitness News that Lo Jack technology is embedded in all its computers.
The company's website states when you "send a lock or delete command from your account, the next time your computer connects to the Internet the agent will receive and carry out the command."
"If you feel your laptop or device has been stolen, you can tell the software to take a picture of the person doing it," said Erik Semmel, who is the vice president of sales and marketing at TAB Computer Systems, Inc in East Hartford. "You can tell software to delete all the data on your computer in case you're worried about it getting into the wrong hands."
Some even allow you to set up and send messages to the thief, letting them know you're on to them. Semmel said the system is worth purchasing.
"Don't see people using it that often, you think more would buy it. It's fairly inexpensive," he said. "For what it does and may lower amount of stolen computers out there."
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