A man caught stealing computers Thursday in the South of Market area gave them back when confronted by the victim, cops said.
A 52-year-old man who lives in the 400 block of Bryant Street heard noises coming from his front door around 5:10 a.m., police said. When he went to investigate, he saw his front door was open and walked outside. There he saw a man, about 19 years old, putting four computers into a blue Honda Civic.
The victim confronted the thief who gave the computers back and fled, cops said.
The thief attempted to steal three Apple computers and one Dell laptop, police said. No arrest has been made.