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UK cops tell salesman it's 'too expensive' to collar computer thief.

Byline: ANI

London, July 16 (ANI): Despite having tracked a thief who stole his computer, an English salesman failed to have any arrests made because cops felt it to be "too expensive" to collar the person.

Twenty-eight-year-old salesman Dale Fryer, of Cramlington, Northumberland, called cops after two 500-pound laptops were stolen, but their inquiries came to nothing.

However, Dale later went online, and found that one computer's internet chat software was being used.

He approached the police with the information, and asked them to trace the web connection to an address.

Police officials, however, stunned him by saying that it would cost too much, and that the crime was "not serious".

"This is not what I wanted to hear from people here to protect us," the Sun quoted Dale as saying.

A police spokesman said that the civilian worker who Dale spoke to had been given a talking to, and that the crime was still being looked into. (ANI)

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