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Janitor arrested in Kansas State thefts

Published on -10/4/2012, 7:49 AM

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- A janitor at Kansas State University is suspected of stealing thousands of dollars' worth of computers and other electronics from offices in and around the plant sciences building.

WIBW-TV reports (http://bit.ly/T346Wm ) the 33-year-old janitor remained in the Riley County jail on $20,000 bond Wednesday, one day after he was arrested on campus.

University and Riley County police searched the janitor's Manhattan home and another house in the city. Officers reported finding large amounts of stolen property as well as drugs, cash and a gun.

Kansas State police Capt. Don Stubbings says authorities are sorting through the recovered items and trying to match them with their rightful owners.

Investigators said the thefts in and around Throckmorton Hall had been going on for months.

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