Man accused of stealing computers from customers

AUSTINTOWN — A pre-trial hearing is set for 1 p.m. Oct. 19 for a man accused of stealing computers from customers who expected them to be fixed.

Robert R. Santos, 30, of Boardman, was arraigned in Mahoning County court Wednesday on 10 counts of felony theft.

Austintown Township police arrested Santos in connection with a string of alleged computer thefts at his business, Bits, Bytes & Pieces, 5620 Mahoning Ave.

Several customers complained to police that they took computers to the business for repair only to never see them again or have them returned with missing components, according to reports.

Police searched the business and Santos’ home but did not find the missing computers, Detective Sgt. Kathy Dina said.

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