According to law enforcement sources, detectives with the New York Police Department are searching for the stolen laptop, which contains contains pages of important and sensitive information.
The sources said some of the documents are important files on Pope Francis.
The laptop was stolen from a Secret Service agent’s vehicle Thursday morning and is considered a compromise of national security, Pegues reports. Authorities are examining surveillance video to try and identify a potential suspect.
The Secret Service confirmed in a statement on Friday that a laptop issued by the agency was stolen and that an employee was “the victim of a criminal act.”
“Secret Service issued laptops contain multiple layers of security including full disk encryption and are not permitted to contain classified information,” the agency said. Source: CBS News