An NYU student has been charged with stealing at least five Apple computers from his classmates, police sources said yesterday.
Christian Windley, 20, of Texas, went on a five-day rip-off rampage from Dec. 18 to Dec. 22, stealing thousands of dollars worth of MacBooks in study halls and dorm rooms, according to a Manhattan Criminal court Complaint.
Windley’s haul also allegedly included an iPhone, a calculator, a wallet, cash and credit cards.
When the victims briefly left their property unattended, Windley allegedly grabbed their pricey toys.
“I was working on my MacBook and I got up for a second, and it was gone when I came back,” said a 20-year-old student who asked not to be identified.
“NYU wouldn’t tell me anything. I didn’t know who the thief was.”
Windley allegedly struck six times on campus before he was nailed at Hayden Hall around 4:20 a.m. Saturday, the sources said.
When cops frisked Windley, they allegdly found another student’s NYU ID, a forged Connecticut driver’s license, stolen credit cards – and a stash of cocaine, according to the sources.
Windley allegedly confessed and was charged with multiple counts of grand larceny as well as criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Originally published by Jamie Schram and Kevin Sheehan.
The New York Post