Campus Graduate School of Journalism robbed of about $25K worth of equipment

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In the early morning hours of July 17, Northgate Hall — which houses the campus’s Graduate School of Journalism — was broken into and robbed of about $25,000 worth of electronic equipment.

According to UCPD spokesperson Sgt. Sabrina Reich, there were no signs of forced entry at the scene, indicating to officers that a window was left ajar and the suspects — most likely at least two — gained access via the open window.

Police are actively investigating the robbery and are now reviewing video footage that caught the suspects on camera.

The robbery occurred between the hours of 2:40 to 5:10 a.m., according to Reich.

“If it had to happen, I’m glad it happened when there are no students here — the security of our students is most important,” said Journalism School director of technology Roy Baril.

Audrey McNamara is the executive news editor. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @McNamaraAud.