US Secret Service laptop stolen

Trump Tower in New York City is seen in this photo. Image copyright Reuters

A US Secret Service laptop with Trump Tower floor plans and other sensitive material has apparently been stolen from an agent’s vehicle in New York.

The laptop, which was protected by encryption, was taken on Thursday, the Secret Service confirmed.

The computer has details on the criminal inquiry into former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s use of private email, according to ABC News.

Police are looking at surveillance footage to identify a suspect.

The Secret Service released a statement saying “an employee was the victim of a criminal act in which our Agency issued laptop was stolen”.

The agency added that its computers “contain multiple layers of security including full disk encryption and are not permitted to contain classified information”.

The investigation is ongoing.

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