Cops: Thief puts laptop in shorts, takes off

Theft happened at a McDonald's restaurant

Published On: Jan 30 2013 04:08:30 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 16 2013 01:31:53 PM EST
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BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. -

Police are searching for a thief, who stole a laptop by shoving it down his shorts.

Boynton Beach Police said the man you see in the above picture was caught on camera at the McDonald's restaurant on South Federal Highway.

Detectives said the thief waited until the laptop owner walked outside to smoke a cigarette on New Year’s Day.

The alleged thief then pounced. He lifted his shirt and struggled for several seconds to put the laptop in his shorts.

He then came back to the table and used his shirt to wipe off his fingerprints.

He then rode away on a tan beach cruiser-type bicycle.

If you recognize this guy, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.