SALINA, Kan. -- Salina Police are searching for the suspect who stole a desktop computer from a hospital.
On Sunday, about 7 p.m., a man carrying a stuffed animal entered the Salina Regional Health Center at 400 South Santa Fe.
He walked into the second floor, pediatrics unit. According to hospital staff, there were no patients admitted on that floor, so there were no staff members present.
The man is seen leaving the playroom with the stuffed animal and a bulky item concealed under his jacket. The computer had been secured with heavy duty steel cable but it appeared to have been clipped off by the thief.
"Naturally, we're upset that somebody would come in here and essentially abuse the families that come here and the children that come here, by taking a very active and entertaining piece of equipment," said Jack Hinnenkamp, vice president of facilities for Salina Regional Health Center.
The computer, known as a thin client, has limited capabilities. It is used for internet access and has no access to medical or hospital records.
"It's basically an intelligent monitor and without it being connected to our network then it's basically useless," said Larry Barnes, chief information officer for Salina Regional Health Center.
The loss is estimated at about $1,000.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 785-825-TIPS.
See surveillance video below: