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Released: 5/2/2011 Who do I contact? Gavin MacRoberts
Public Information Officer
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Fayetteville Police Department
Laptop Bandit Arrested

On April 28th, 2011 Jacob Peter Ragsdale (26) was charged for Larceny and Possession of Stolen Goods. The charges are in connection with an incident on April 11, 2011 when Ragsdale was caught on camera taking a laptop computer from a local business.

As a part of the investigation, pictures from the footage were posted on the Fayetteville Police Department's Facebook page to see if anyone recognized the suspect. The same day that the pictures were posted to Facebook, someone contacted CrimeStoppers on April 15, 2011 with the suspects name. Following an investigation, Ragsdale was charged with the crime and a $5000 unsecured bond was issued.

The Fayetteville Police Department would like to thank the public and the Facebook community for helping detectives arrest Jacob Ragsdale.

            Please see the second page of the news release for pictures of Ragsdale and a picture from the surveillance footage.


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