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Dear PoP – Laptop stolen from Tynan’s Coffee & Tea in Columbia Heights

by Prince Of Petworth August 24, 2010 at 2:28 pm 44 Comments


Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr. T in DC

“Dear PoP,

I was working from the table in the window by the door at Tynan’s Cafe at the CH metro Thursday around 7pm. I stood up and turned my back on my computer while talking to a friend who had arrived to say hello, still within close proximity of the computer. A teenager (who had apparently been casing the place with his friends earlier) stepped inside, made eye contact with my friend and smiled, grabbed the computer, and sprinted off into the metro. He disappeared. No one stopped him, despite being a running young kid carrying a computer with my friend yelling after him.

Please let people know to avoid sitting by the door in cafes with their computers.”

Sorry to hear this. Definitely keep a close eye on your computers when at a cafe.

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