CORAL GABLES, Fla. - University of Miami Police arrested a man who, investigators say, stole a laptop from a student and then tried returning it for a $1,000 reward.
The suspect, Del'Neco Streeter, was arrested late Wednesday.
According to police, a student had his laptop stolen from his dorm room on Tuesday. He was able to put a message on the screen of the laptop saying he would pay $1,000 for its return.
The next day, a caller told the student he wanted to return the laptop for the reward.
UMPD officers went to the meeting site to recover the laptop. When Streeter arrived at the BankUnited Center and approached the student, he saw the officers and ran away. He was arrested a short time later.
Streeter told police the laptop was stolen by a friend, according to an arrest report. He was charged with dealing in stolen property and resisting an officer without violence.
A second suspect remains on the loose.
The university issued a statement about the alert, saying in part: The University of Miami Police Department issued an ENN (Emergency Notification Network) at 9:13 pm to alert the campus community to the developing situation and to make them aware of the police perimeter and ongoing search for the suspects. At 9:49 pm, an all-clear message was communicated.
The initial ENN was both incomplete and insensitive and the University of Miami offers its sincere apologies. University leadership has already launched a full investigation of the incident, the ENN and University procedures. The University will make every effort to learn from this experience and to improve its responsiveness in the future.
The original alert said: The following is an emergency message from the University of Miami Emergency Notification Network Gables Campus: **DESCRIPTION**
**DESCRIPTION** black male on campus wearing black and white tennis shoes, white shirt w/blk writing, black shorts..stay away from mrc pavia garage and canterbury house..if you see this black male call police
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