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Wanted: Benjamin Nichols

Nichols Crime FilesSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — This past December, 28-year-old Benjamin Nichols went with a friend to another friend’s house on Underwood Street.

“He was there for a few minutes and when he left, the person that resided in this apartment found out that his iPad 2 was stolen,” say Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney.

Police say the owner was confident Nichols was responsible.

Then, the iPad 2 resurfaced just a few blocks away at the People’s Pawn Shop on Worthington Street.

“Low and behold, the next day our detectives went to the pawn shops like they do, they look for stolen items, and there was the victim’s iPad 2 with the same serial number,” says Delaney.

Police then issued a warren for Nichols’ arrest.

They say it’s pretty easy to get caught stealing once you step foot inside a pawn shop.

“The public should know that pawn shops cooperate with police,” says Delaney. “Anybody pawns anything stolen, we’ll find it.”

While they found the stolen iPad 2, police are still looking for Nichols.

If you know his whereabouts, call the Springfield Police Department or text an anonymous tip to C-R-I-M-E-S.

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