AFL-CIO headquarters reports equipment theft



COLUMBUS (AP) -- Burglars broke into state AFL-CIO headquarters over the weekend and stole an estimated $9,000 in computers and other electronic equipment, according to a report filed with Columbus police.
The state union, which has contributed more than $40,000 to campaigns since 2000, does not suspect political motives for the burglary, spokesman Kent Darr said.
The burglars broke through the front doors and into second- and third-floor offices sometime between 4:30 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Monday, the report said. The crime was reported at 8:02 a.m. Monday.
Stolen were seven computers valued at $1,600, a laptop computer valued at $1,400 and a video projector valued at $6,000. Damage to the offices was estimated at $675, the report said.
Police had no suspects in the case, spokesman Sgt. Brent Mull said.
"They took almost every computer we had," Darr said. "So far as we know, this was a straight break-in in which people took electronic equipment."

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