Police in search of man after multiple laptop thefts in local universities

OTTAWA — Between January 11 and February 9 several thefts have occurred in local universities where higher end laptops have been taken.

The thefts mostly occurred in study areas and targeted students that had left the premises for a few minutes (facilities), were distracted (on the phone) or sleeping.

The Central Criminal Investigation Unit has requested an arrest warrant for the arrest of Marcus MATAMBA, a 19 year-old male from the Gatineau/Ottawa area.  He is charged with:

  •       Six counts of theft under $5000
  •      Six counts of breach probation

Matamba is about 175 cm (5’,9”) and weighs approximately 56 kg (123 lbs).

“Unattended valuables, for any length of time, are at risk of being taken.”, said lead investigator Det. Hull.

Anyone with information on his current whereabouts is asked to call police at 613-236-1222 ext 5166 or Crime Stoppers.