Laptop Stolen From Panera Bread Dining Area, Police Searching For Suspect
The information in this report is from the Twinsburg Police. An arrest does not mean a conviction.
Police are searching for a man wanted for felony theft after he stole a laptop from the dining room of Panera Bread in Twinsburg.
A Panera employee, 41-year-old Elizabeth A. Judd of Streetsboro, was also charged with felony theft because police say she helped the suspect with the theft, according to the police report.
A 28-year-old Cuyahoga Falls man, Justin Lee Hall, is also wanted for felony theft.
The laptop, valued at about $1,000, belonged to a Panera employee who was working in the restaurant. She stepped away from the computer and asked Judd to watch the laptop for her. Surveillance footage from the incident on Jan. 17 shows that a man then quickly unplugged the laptop and walked out of the restaurant.
After Judd was arrested, police were able to convince her to talk to the man and get him to return the laptop. He left the laptop behind the men's room at a park in Macedonia. It was later retrieved and returned to the employee.