September 10th, 2007
03:47 PM ET
15 years ago

Presidential candidate's headquarters burglarized

Romney's Boston headquarters was burglarized over the weekend.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - A television and eight laptop computers were stolen from Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign headquarters, according to a Boston Police official.

The break-in took place late Sunday night or early Monday morning, campaign spokesman Kevin Madden told CNN

“We won’t comment on anything past that because it is a police investigation,” Madden said. Romney, a former Massachusetts governor now seeking the GOP presidential nomination, main political headquarters is located at 585 Commercial Street. The intruders entered through a third floor window. The building does have 24 hour security and police are now interviewing people on the scene.

It is the second burglary in recent weeks of a presidential hopeful’s office. Sen. Chris Dodd’s, D-Connecticut, Senate office in Hartford was broken into and police have since charged a homeless man with that crime.

- CNN’s Dan Lothian and Lauren Kornreich

Filed under: Mitt Romney
soundoff (59 Responses)
  1. Z girl

    Karl Rove strikes again. The truckload of fingers pointing to the left just makes it all the more clear.

    September 10, 2007 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  2. RA Las Vegas, NV

    Howard Dean came back from the after life as a messenger; flew up and entered through the third floor window right under the noses of our home land 24 hour security and police are now interviewing people on the scene who cannot the devils angles.

    September 10, 2007 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  3. Jim, Durham, NC

    Why would a common thief go all the way to the third floor of a building when there was probably plenty of things on the first floor?

    Thieves don't like spending time running around buildings whose offices might be alarmed. They want to get in, grab something, and get out. Running up and down stairs is asking to get caught by police responding to a silent alarm.

    The only question is whose campaign it was. To answer that, we need to know who feels threatened by Romney on the Republican side, and who thinks he's going to be the nominee on the Democratic side?

    September 10, 2007 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |


    September 10, 2007 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  5. Val Davydov, Agawam, MA

    You can tell that most of these posts are written by far-left liberals lacking humane feelings towards those that don't agree with their views, like this one for instance:

    "HA HA Serves him right!

    Posted By JC Indianapois, IN : September 10, 2007 1:49 pm" – very distasteful!

    Why jump the gun? Let the police investigation take its course.

    September 10, 2007 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  6. Sian, LA, CA

    There is a vast elliptical energy source that can only be tapped through the concussion of consecutive hallucinogens mixed together with some freshly prepared brain matter. It is therefore, through this elliptical energy of great and magnificant power that the scion of those who preceded the succession of America that we hereby determine the guilt of certain parties without the inconvenience of dusty old evidence.

    Let us chatter under this great magnificent hallucination that we know who did the bulglary when really, we have a clue that is equivalent to the omniprescent truth that 2+2=6.

    September 11, 2007 01:19 am at 1:19 am |
  7. A. Thomas, New York, NY

    It is likely by one republican candidate. He wants to know Romney's play book and how he raised so much money.

    It is silly to blame it on Hillary. He is not her worry – Giuliani or Obama maybe.

    September 11, 2007 08:14 am at 8:14 am |
  8. Shawnie Cannon, Grants Pass OR

    They went through a third story window???? There is no way it is a coincidental burglary. Who did it, I don't know, but the top suspects would be those who have most to gain.

    Clinton, Giuliani, or maybe even Thompson's wife would be my top speculations.

    CNN, do you have any hero reporters that want to uncover the story of a career?

    September 11, 2007 11:23 am at 11:23 am |

    How can he keep America safe if he can't even protect his own offices?

    September 12, 2007 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
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