Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Campus Theft Alert

Campus police have reported an increase in theft--particularly of unattended items in open study spaces. As you study at Steenbock, we, the library’s staff, advise you to never leave your personal and valuable possessions unattended whether you are using the lab or have been seated at a table or in a group study room. Targeted items for thieves have included backpacks, laptops and purses or wallets.

As a preventable crime, campus police remind students and staff to never risk theft by leaving possessions unattended for even a short period of time in a public space and that the loss of these personal items can contribute to other vulnerabilities--including the risk for identity theft/fraud.

Additional information can be found at the UW Police Department Website or the SafeU site.

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