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Denver-area gang task force burglarized

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 13, 2014 at 2:23 pm •  Published: March 13, 2014

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Authorities are reviewing security after a burglar stole computer hard drives from the office of a Denver-area police gang task force.

The Aurora office of the Metro Gang Task Force was burglarized Feb. 22, along with a couple of adjacent businesses. Stolen items included external computer drives, removable thumb drives and an officer's lunchbox, according to an arrest affidavit for Joshua Christensen, 21.

Police arrested Christensen by linking him to a van that was stolen in the burglary of another business Feb. 23. Arresting officers found thumb drives in his pockets, the report said.

The task force is composed of local and federal police agents pursuing large gang investigations.

Aurora police Sgt. Chris Amsler said Christensen apparently didn't target the task force because adjacent businesses — a hospice and an adoption agency — also were burglarized.

Amsler also said Thursday no sensitive information was lost, but authorities were reviewing security procedures.

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