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Thieves Steal Computers from City Hall

The city Corporation Counsel offices where Sunday's break-in occurred. The city Corporation Counsel offices where Sunday's break-in occurred.

(KHNL)  The City Hall windows along Punchbowl Street were supposed to be safe.

"We've trimmed back some of the landscaping along both sides of the building so would-be burglars couldn't hide there," said Bill Brennan, city spokesman.

But investigators say that's how a thief or thieves broke into the city Corporation Counsel offices Sunday night.

"They made off with four computers and some petty cash," Brennan said. "Some money that was left around to buy stamps and the like."

A similar break-in took place last May at the state Department of Education. Seven computers were stolen from the DOE's downtown office. In that case, the stolen computers contained social security numbers and other information about DOE employees.

The Corporation Counsel department handles most of the city's legal work. However, city officials say no sensitive legal information was stored on the stolen machines.

"Near as we can tell, there's no sensitive or confidential sort of information contained on the computers that were stolen," Brennan said. "They're your typical office computer for e-mails and the like."

City officials say they'll review their security procedures, once again.

 

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