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    Thefts Need to Stop

    Stolen laptops? A PS3 and X-box gone? I don’t understand how we can tolerate the continuation of such robberies.

    I understand SB isn’t the safest place. But as I have been going through the police blotters over the past couple of weeks, I couldn’t avoid noticing reports of thefts, mostly at the residential colleges.

    Why can’t we just lock our doors? Thieves have no place in this world, definitely not at a university. Students bring laptops, gaming stations, ipods, cell-phones, and lots of cash around with them every day. The only way to prevent the occurrence of thefts is to lock all doors and windows, and hope the University Police do something to find the criminals lurking among us.

    Every couple of days, we get reports of all crimes that happen on campus. Many of these crimes are thefts, and they are reported to the police. However, we never hear from the Police Department, ever, if any stolen property has been found.

    Several weeks ago someone came into my suite, in West Building A, with a bat and damaged a lot of property. Several desk lamps and a coffee maker were severely damaged.

    A police report was filed. But despite a description given to the police of the individuals who were seen, nothing has been done. My suitemates and I haven’t gotten any phone calls, or any assurances that something was being done.

    We should have to live in fear of our valuables beings stolen. Somewhere on campus, there are students who wished they could have done something to prevent their valuables from being stolen. It’s a hard feeling to digest.

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