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Whiteville police have a warning for people who may have purchased stolen iPads

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Whiteville police are issuing a warning to anyone who may have purchased a stolen iPad on the streets. Whiteville police are issuing a warning to anyone who may have purchased a stolen iPad on the streets.

WHITEVILLE, NC (WECT) - Whiteville police are issuing a warning to anyone who may have purchased a stolen iPad on the streets. Officers are telling people to bring the electronics to the police department or they could face charges.

Last month hundreds of iPads and laptops were stolen from Central Middle and Whiteville High. Detectives believe both crimes could have been committed by someone who works at the schools. They tell us, evidence suggests that could be the case.

Police say, the stolen items are worth at least $100,000. According to investigators they've received tips that someone is selling the iPads for $85 apiece. 

"Maybe you didn't know it was stolen when you bought it. Some people sell items on the street and we're fine with that.  But we need them back. By the beginning of the year I'm hoping all the GPS systems will be fired up and we'll be locating them. I'd rather you turn them in to me then me have to come get them from you," said Sgt. Tedd Dixon with the Whiteville Police Department. 

Officers say, the items require passwords for them to work so they are urging people to just turn them in rather than throw them away or damage them.

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