LUFKIN, TX (News Release) - Crime Stoppers of Lufkin needs your help identifying the person, or persons, responsible for the burglary of a residence.
August 22, 2014, a Lufkin resident returned home to find a door to their apartment, located at 807 South Second Street, unlocked and a Toshiba laptop computer missing from within the residence.
According to the victim, anti-theft software installed on the computer allowed for the remote activation of the laptop's webcam. The software is designed to capture a series of still images of anyone or anything in front of the camera. The victim provided the images included here and reported that the software captured additional images but all were blank, as if the webcam had been covered.
Crime Stoppers and the investigating detective do not know whether the person shown in these images is a suspect in the burglary or the theft of the computer, or not, but the information provided by the victim indicates that the person was looking at the screen of the laptop after it was stolen. If the person is not involved in the crime, identifying them will help determine where the computer was and who had it when the images were captured.
Det. J.B. Smith, a spokesman for Lufkin Crime Stoppers said by 4 p.m. Monday, he had received a dozen tips after the initial story was posted on KTRE's Facebook page. Most of the tips authorities have received so far have identified the same person, so that person will be the starting point for the investigating detective, Smith said.