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Student awakes to find thief; many wallets reported missing

A student reported the theft of a $110 wallet and contents from his room in House FF2 Nov. 8. He said he awoke at 8 a.m. to find a 5'8'' black male in his 30s, wearing a brown shirt and black pants, in his room. The student asked the suspect if he was a friend of the student's roommate and the suspect said no. The student then followed the suspect out of the dormitory and said he last saw him heading toward the Allen Building. The student returned to his room to call police and found that a wallet belonging to a friend was missing.

The following incidents in House GG1 are believed to be related:

Two students reported the theft of $80 from their room, saying they last saw the money at 3:15 a.m. Nov. 8.

Two students reported the theft of $90 from their room, saying they last saw the money at 3 a.m. Nov. 8.

A student reported the theft of $55 from his room, saying the money was stolen sometime between 4:45 a.m. and noon Nov. 8.

A student reported the theft of $80 in cash and an identification card from his room, saying he awoke the morning of Nov. 8 to find his property missing.

A student reported the theft of $13 cash from his room, saying he last saw the money at 3 a.m. Nov. 8 and noticed the cash was missing when he woke up around noon.

Two students reported the theft of wallets from their room, saying they were stolen between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m. Nov. 8. One student said he found his door open slightly when he woke up. Stolen were a $71 brown leather wallet, containing $20 in cash and various credit cards, and a $40 Hilfiger brown wallet containing a driver's license and credit card. It is unknown whether the rooms were secured or not.

Raspy-voiced man robs GA students

Several students reported the theft of money from their rooms in Gilbert-Addoms Dormitory. The first student reported the theft of $60 in cash from his wallet in his unlocked room between 9 p.m. Nov. 6 and 11:30 a.m. Nov. 7; the second reported the theft of $70 in cash from his wallet in his unlocked room between 1 a.m. and 8:10 a.m. Nov. 7 and the third said he was awakened sometime during the night of Nov. 7 by an unknown person in his room. He said that the suspect was a 6'1" black male in his 30s with a deep raspy voice. The third student reported $60 in cash taken from his wallet.

Duke flag missing

A Duke Police Department officer reported Nov. 6 at 6:45 a.m. that the $50 Duke flag was missing from its pole in front of the Allen Building. The officer also found the lock box on the flagpole unlocked.

Stolen season tickets found

A book of stolen men's basketball season tickets were recovered at Cameron Indoor Stadium Nov. 5 at 8:09 p.m. The people in possession of the tickets said they had been obtained from a scalper at a Nov. 1 football game against North Carolina State University. The scalper told the buyers that he got the tickets from an employee at Cameron Indoor Stadium but the tickets were actually stolen from the mailbox of the legitimate owner. The case is under investigation.

Smoking break yields missing purse

A visitor reported the theft of her purse, containing $300 in cash and a Nokia cell phone, from a patient room in Duke Hospital Nov. 5 at 9:37 a.m. She said she left the purse hanging on the door of the patient room while she went out to smoke, and when she returned, the purse and contents were missing.

The purse was located by officers at 4:23 a.m. Oct. 6 and returned to the owner, who reported that only cash was missing.

Double take: laptops gone

An employee reported the theft of two Dell Inspiron laptop computers from an office at Duke Hospital. The employee said the $500 laptops were last seen in his office at 5 p.m. Oct. 29 and were reported missing Nov. 5 at 12:30 p.m.

Phone and wallet taken from valeted car

A visitor reported the theft of his $90 wallet and $100 cellular telephone from his vehicle while it was parked in the emergency department valet parking lot. The visitor gave his vehicle to a valet worker to be parked at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 and discovered the items missing at 6:55 a.m. the next morning.

4-Runner broken into

A student reported that someone broke into her 1994 Toyota 4-Runner at the alumni overflow lot on Duke University Road between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nov. 6. A $100 right rear passenger vent window was broken and a $300 stereo face plate was stolen.

Dough goes

An employee reported the theft of between $70 and $90 in cash from an unlocked locker in the Wilson Rec Center. The employee said he placed his clothes in the locker at 12:45 p.m. Nov. 6 and returned at 1:30 p.m. to find his money missing.

Petty cash swiped from law school

An employee reported the theft of between $24 and $40 from an unlocked filing cabinet in an office in the School of Law. The employee said the money, used as petty cash in the office, was reported missing Nov. 6. No one knows when the money was last seen.

Cherokee damaged

Officers patrolling the Anderson Street parking lot Nov. 6 found a 1990 Jeep Cherokee had been broken into. The owner was contacted and responded to the scene. The vehicle had a $200 window broken out and $250 in damage to the dashboard and radio.

A witness in the parking lot reported seeing an unknown man wearing a white T-shirt and baggy jeans trying to enter other vehicles in the lot. The witness reported that the man was driving a gold Nissan Maxima.

Running from the scene? Shoes stolen

An employee reported the theft of a pair of New Balance shoes from her office in the Duke Clinics building. The employee reported that the $75 shoes were in her office at 5 p.m. Nov. 5 and were missing at 8 a.m. Nov. 6.

Suspect list for Cinelli's thievery remains short

A student reported fraudulent use of her DukeCard account, saying that someone used her account to order $26.57 worth of food from Cinelli's Pizza Sept. 18. There are no suspects at this time.

Backpack AWOL

A student reported the theft of his green Eastpack backpack from his unlocked room in House FF. He said the backpack was in his room when he went to sleep at 3 a.m. Nov. 7 and was missing when he woke up at 11 a.m. The $25 backpack contained two $130 calculators, two $25 finance textbooks and a $5 notebook.

Purse taken from gardens lot

An employee reported that her 2003 Nissan Pathfinder was broken into at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens parking lot. The victim said she parked her vehicle in the lot at noon Nov. 8 and returned at 1:48 p.m. to find the passenger side window broken out for total damage of $150. She said her purse, containing $122 in cash, was stolen from the vehicle.

The purse was later found in the gardens. The victim reported only the money missing from the purse.

Towed car sustains damages

A student reported that his 1997 Saturn was broken into at a parking lot at Campus Drive and Anderson Street. He claimed that he parked the vehicle in the Blue Zone at 6:24 a.m. Nov. 8 and that the vehicle was towed to Campus Drive sometime during the day to clear the Blue Zone for football game parking. The student found his passenger side window broken out at 1:31 p.m. Nov. 8 for $150 in damages. The vehicle had been ransacked but nothing was reported stolen.

Tickets, other items stolen from Will Call

An employee reported the theft of $300 in money, $2,000 in tickets and a $500 two-way radio from the Will Call booth at Wallace Wade Stadium. The employee said he left the money and tickets in a metal box in the unsecured booth for a few minutes between 10:55 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nov. 8. When he returned to the booth, the items were missing.

Wallet nabbed from WilRec

A student reported the theft of his wallet from an unsecured locker in the Wilson Recreational Center Nov. 7. He said he left his wallet in the locker at 3 p.m. Nov. 4 and discovered the theft at 7 p.m. Nov. 4, reporting that he had $30 in cash and two credit cards in the wallet. All told, the wallet and contents are valued at $60. The student also reported the unauthorized use of one of the credit cards at various businesses in Durham.

Permit stolen from auto

An employee reported the theft of her $80 parking permit from her vehicle in the parking lot at Anderson Street and Erwin Road sometime between 5 p.m. Nov. 7 and 6:45 a.m. Nov. 8. There was no sign of forced entry.

Vehicle wounded

An employee reported damage to her vehicle in the Hanes House parking lot. The employee said she parked her vehicle in the lot at 11 a.m. Nov. 7 and returned at 2:10 p.m. later that day to find her left rear passenger window broken. The $200 window had a hole in the center but the door was still locked and all items in the vehicle were intact. It does not appear that the vehicle was entered.

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