A series of burglaries have taken place at Mulford Hall and the Foothill Residence Hall library over the past week.
Ten laptop computers were stolen from Foothill on Tuesday, according to a UCPD Crime Alert. Mulford Hall was also struck in two separate incidents, with 26 Dell CPU towers stolen on Wednesday and another 13 taken from the building on Sunday, according to the alert.
According to the alert, UCPD recommends taking the following steps to protect your property, discourage would-be criminals from committing burglaries and improve your chances of recovering stolen property:
• Keep portable devices, such as laptops, inside locked cabinets when not in use.
• Lock your desk, windows and office door when you leave your office, even if you are gone for a short time.
• Have all equipment locked down with an approved lock-down device.
• Keep an updated inventory of all office equipment.
• Identify equipment by engraving. To borrow an engraver please contact UCPD at (510) 643-6760.
Report any suspicious person or activity in your building to the police immediately. Dial 911 from any landline phone. From a cell phone on campus, dial (510) 642-3333. The following are examples of behaviors that could be considered suspicious:
• A person or persons you, or other employees, do not recognize going from office to office.
• A person or persons standing in a hallway for a long period of time.
• A person or persons waiting outside of the building near the time that the building will be closing.
Adelyn Baxter is the news editor.
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