Teenager arrested after stolen laptop found under his bed at Sunderland YMCA

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A TEENAGER was arrested after police found a stolen computer under his bed.

Police visited Thomas Robson’s room at Sunderland YMCA in Toward Road, Hendon, on December 13, and found a £200 HP laptop which had been taken from a parked car just hours earlier.

The 18-year-old pleaded not guilty at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court to handling stolen goods, but was found guilty after failing to turn up for his trial.

Peter Thubron, defending, said he was looking after the laptop for someone who had brought it into his room.

Sentencing was adjourned for probation reports to be prepared.

Robson will be back in court on January 29.