BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A sting set up by LSU Police caught a man accused of committing six laptop thefts in two weeks
Officers conducting a plain clothes operation on September 30 set up a sting which involved posting multiple bait-computers in a section of the LSU Middleton Library where authorities have received complaints of five laptop thefts since mid-September. LSU Police say once the computers were set up, they watched as Sean Bennett, 24, took a bait computer, concealed it in his pants, and tried to leave the library.
LSU Police then placed Bennett under arrest, and during an interview with the suspect, Bennett admitted to stealing the six laptops.
Bennett later admitted to stealing a bike from LSU's campus near Tureaud Hall. The suspect also had two outstanding warrants through the East Baton rouge Sheriff's Office for theft of goods and another for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Bennett was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for theft, drug paraphernalia possession, and illegal possession of stolen things charges.