Man Used Gurneys to Steal TVs, Laptops from Phoenix Hospital

From “Man Used Gurneys to Steal TVs, Laptops from Phoenix Hospital”
Campus Safety Magazine (08/04/2017) Brennan, Amy. Reposted by ASIS

A man was allegedly caught on camera stealing three laptops and five big screen televisions from Abrazo Central Campus Hospital in Phoenix. Brian Leroy Nichols, 35, was seen on surveillance video wandering the basement of the hospital for approximately three hours, going from room and room and changing his appearance along the way. Nichols allegedly took the computers from a classroom and hid them under a staircase, covering them with a gurney mattress. At one point, he reportedly left the hospital and sold two of the laptops. The third was found in his backpack when he was apprehended by police. Once in custody, police asked Nichols about how he was able to get three televisions out of the hospital unseen. Nichols said he put the stolen televisions on a gurney and covered them with sheets. Abrazo Central Hospital officials released a statement, stating, “We are reviewing campus security footage of this incident to assist the Phoenix police department with its investigation. We are also conducting a thorough review of our campus security measures.”

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