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    Robberies under investigation on campus

    Four quads at Stony Brook University were burglarized last night between 5 and 10 p.m., according to the University Police Department in a press release.

    Greeley, Stimson, Ammann and James Colleges were the buildings affected.

    One student, who wished to be anonymous because the case is currently under investigation, had his laptop and DSLR camera stolen, along with his roommate’s laptop, in James College in H Quad. According to the student, a laptop, wallet and Xbox gaming system were stolen in Ammann in Mendelsohn Quad.

    A gap less than eight inches wide in the window is what is suspected to be the way the burglars got in to his room, the student said. He also said a witness noticed someone with a large bag.

    All the suites that were broken into were on the first floor and were entered through the removal of screen doors or opening windows, according to the police department’s statement.

    “My advice to everyone is to make sure your windows are locked and your curtains are pulled,” the student said.

    The police investigation is ongoing. According to UPD Chief Robert J. Lenahan, the police will continue the investigation by reviewing surveillance cameras and  interviewing witnesses.

    In addition to reviewing cameras and interviews, the UPD “will be further enhancing our patrol coverage utilizing both uniformed and plain clothes officers,” the statement said.

    In the meantime, the police suggest extra precautions.

    “Although it’s a safe campus, we’d like them to secure their windows,” Lenahan said.

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