CU PD reports increase in laptop thefts on campus

BOULDER, Colo. - Laptop thefts at the University of Colorado in Boulder increased in the last month, university police said Monday.

Since October 2, police have received 15 cases of either a laptop or wallet being stolen from common areas or unlocked offices.

The thief has been targeting academic buildings as well as the student center.

According to CU police, the thefts have happened in: Benson Earth Sciences, Continuing Education, Engineering Center, Environmental Design, Imig Music, Koelbel Building, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, University Theatre, Visual Arts Complex and Woodbury Arts and Sciences.

For a Google Map with the thefts and dates, click: http://bit.ly/Oct2012CUthefts

"Officers will be increasing their presence around bike racks and academic buildings, but we need the public’s help, too," said CU Police spokesman Ryan Huff. "These are crimes of opportunity. Leaving your valuable items unattended or unprotected makes you a target for theft."

If you have information on the recent thefts, please contact CU Police at 303-492-8168. Immediately report suspicious persons and situations to CU Police dispatch at 303-492-6666.

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