WHITEVILLE, NC (WECT) – A police warning in Whiteville to anyone who may have purchased a stolen iPad on the streets is hitting home for some.
Several iPads have been turned in to the Whiteville Police Department after authorities warned they could be arrested otherwise.
Hundreds of iPads and laptops were recently stolen from Central Middle School and Whiteville High School.
According to police, investigators have received tips the iPads are being sold for $85 each.
Police say they've received more tips regarding the stolen iPads and believe they're close to getting half of them back. Additionally, officials say they have a description of the vehicle the person selling the devices is driving.
Sgt. Tedd Dixon understands that people may not have known the iPads were stolen when they were purchased on the street, but said they need to be returned to authorities.
Officers say the devices require passwords for them to work so they are urging people to just turn them in rather than throw them away or damage them.
People now have until Jan. 10, 2014 to return the devices to the police department or they could face charges.
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