Source: Cops Hot on the Trail of Blago Computer Thieves

By Andrew Greiner
|  Sunday, Dec 6, 2009  |  Updated 7:23 AM CDT
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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is all alone.

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Cops are searching an office just blocks from where eight  laptops were stolen from Rod Blagojevich's lawyer's offices, the Sun-Times is reporting.

Sources tell the paper that police have a solid lead on a suspect who may have broken into the South Side offices of Sam Adam and Sam Adam Jr.

The break-in occurred during the course of the last evening at the law offices of Sam Adam and his son, Sam Adam Jr., in the 6100 block of South Ellis Avenue.

Police said at a press conference Friday  eight computers and a safe were taken. Police would not confirm that evidence in the Blagojevich trial was on the computers or in the safe.

Sam Adam Jr. said any evidence that may have been stolen was backed up on other computers in his offices.

"I can tell you this," Adam Jr. said. "We have all of the tapes themselves, and certainly and especially everything the governor has given us, and backed up onto a server in which we still have all of the material. We're trying to determine if one computer may or may not have had something on it.  I don't think it did."

There was an alarm, but the burglars escaped.

The U.S. attorney's office has declined to comment.


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