NEW YORK – A laptop computer belonging to the Secret Service was stolen from an agent’s vehicle parked in front of a New York residence, law enforcement sources confirm to Fox News.
“The U.S. Secret Service can confirm that an employee was the victim of a criminal act in which our Agency issued laptop computer was stolen,” the agency said in a statement Friday. “An investigation is ongoing and the Secret Service is withholding additional comment until the facts are gathered.”
Law enforcement sources told ABC News that the computer contained floor plans for Trump Tower and details on the criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, among other national security information.
According to Fox News the laptop has security features that would prevent someone without authorized access from simply logging on and searching through its contents. It can even be remotely erased if necessary.
Also taken as part of the theft were Secret Service pins and an agency radio. These items have been recovered, but the laptop has not.
“The Secret Service is very heavily involved and, citing national security, there’s very little we have on our side,” a New York City Police Department source told the New York Daily News.
“There’s data on there that’s highly sensitive,” the police source added. “They’re scrambling like mad.”
The Secret Service source told Fox News that they don’t believe the laptop was stolen by a foreign power and that the incident is being investigated as a “street crime.”