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Police Investigate 'Suspicious' Burglary at ACORN

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Police are investigating a possible burglary at the Boston offices of the community activist group ACORN.

Chris Leonard, an official with the Boston branch of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, tells the Boston Herald several computers were stolen from the group's Dorchester office either late Wednesday or early Thursday.

According to police, the alarm had been ripped from the wall, three computers had been stolen and wires had been damaged. The report says two downstairs offices also were ransacked, two vending machines were damaged and change stolen from them.

Leonard says he does not know if the break-in was politically motivated, but called the timing "suspicious."

The FBI is investigating whether ACORN helped foster voter registration fraud in several states before the presidential election. ACORN denies any fraud.

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