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Man arrested after 100 iPads intended for sick children were stolen from children’s hospital

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Man arrested after 100 iPads intended for sick children were stolen from children’s hospital

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A Google Street View image of Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, UK.Screenshot / Google Street View

  • Police in Liverpool, UK, have arrested a man after 100 iPads intended for sick children were stolen.

  • The iPads, worth more than $ 90,000, were stolen overnight outside a children’s hospital, according to reports.

  • Police arrested the man after finding images of 40 iPads sold at a city tech store.

A 54-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of theft after 100 iPads worth around $ 93,000 were stolen from a children’s hospital in Liverpool, UK, the Guardian and the BBC reported on Friday.

Local police were alerted on November 19 that the digital tablets were removed from a container outside Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool that night, the BBC said.

After thoroughly searching the CCTV footage and speaking to witnesses, local police discovered that a man had sold 40 iPads to an exchange store in Liverpool later in November.

A man from Halewood, a town in Merseyside near Liverpool, was arrested on Thursday and taken to a local police station for questioning. He remains in detention, but has not been charged with any crime.

Detective Inspector Steven O’Neill of Merseyside Police has revealed that the stolen iPads were believed to be gifts for hospitalized children.

“These iPads were purchased as gifts to give to sick children and their families at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital,” he said. “Thanks to the hard work of our officers, we made an arrest in the run up to Christmas.”

“I hope this arrest shows how seriously the Merseyside Police take such offenses seriously, especially in a place that is at the heart of our community and deals with so many children and babies with such complex and specialized conditions. “, he added.

In a similar incident, a man in New Mexico recently stole a Salvation Army van filled with $ 6,000 in Christmas presents for needy children.

The theft was committed while the volunteers were not looking.

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