A COMMITTED community volunteer is pleading for the return of his computer files after his laptop was stolen from outside State Member for Cleveland Mark Robinson's office on Tuesday night.
Paul Field said he was locking up Mr Robinson's office at 7.30pm and had left the laptop in a black briefcase outside the front door while he returned inside to turn off a light.
"I put the laptop down outside the door for only a few seconds to switch the light off in the office. I came back the laptop was gone," he said.
Mr Field said the files contained indispensable information on many Redland community groups.
"I'm the chairperson of two community groups, the treasurer of three, and it had a whole heap of information on the Redland Museum and Ormiston House," he said.
"Now it's all gone. I just want the files back."
Mr Field said the two-year-old laptop was an Acer with a 15-and-a-half inch screen.
"It was in a black brief case that also doubled as a laptop bag. It also had a whole heap of USBs in the bag that are now missing," he said.
The computer files can be returned to Mark Robinson's office in an unmarked envelope at Kramer Place, 19 Waterloo Street, Cleveland.