5 laptops stolen from Alberta Health Services office in Edmonton

The Alberta Health Services office.
The Alberta Health Services office. File/Global News

EDMONTON – Police and Alberta Health Services are investigating after a number of laptops were stolen from AHS offices in Coronation Plaza.

Police were called to the building, located near 111 Avenue and 142 Street, on the evening of Jan. 25 for a possible break and enter.

The Edmonton Police Service said it appears one person broke into the building and stole five laptops from the AHS area of the plaza.

AHS said the laptops are password protected, but would not specify what kind of information was on them.

AHS clarified Friday that “all devices stolen were encrypted” and that “due to the nature of work for which these devices were used, we are confident that confidential business and identifiable patient information was not stored on these devices.  These devices were primarily used for education and administrative purposes.”

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It said, because this is an ongoing police matter, it could not comment further.

The AHS website describes the location as a “call centre to handle provincial contracting, procurement, and supply management – accounts payable related inquiries from AHS staff and affiliates including physicians, students, contractors and vendors/suppliers.”

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The investigation remains open and police are trying to identify someone who was in the area at the time.

The laptops have not been found and no one has been charged.

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