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Employee reports stolen CDs

An employee reported Dec. 1 that 100 compact discs, valued at $1,500, and approximately $5 in loose change were stolen from her office in the orange zone of the Duke Clinics Building. The employee said her belongings were in her office when she left at 6 p.m. Nov. 28. She said they were missing when she returned at 7:50 a.m. Dec. 1. The employee said her office was locked during that time. There are no signs of forced entry to the office.

Light pole vanquished

An employee reported at 10 a.m. Dec. 1 that a light pole behind the East Campus Union was damaged. Responding officers found the light pole lying on the ground. The pole appeared to have been struck by a vehicle. Damage to the light pole is valued at $800.

Desk left with pry marks after holiday

An employee reported at 10:21 a.m. Dec. 1 that her desk in the Erwin Mill building had been pried open. The employee said the desk was locked when she left for the holiday at 5 p.m. Nov. 26. She found her desk open when she returned to work at 7:45 a.m. Dec. 1. Responding officers found what appeared to be pry marks and a damaged lock on the desk. Nothing was reported stolen from the office. The damage to the desk is valued at $120.

Leather jacket swiped

An employee reported Dec. 1 the theft of a $200 black leather jacket from an office in the Duke Clinics Building. The employee last saw the jacket in a closet in her office at 8 a.m. Nov. 26. The jacket was missing when she returned at 8 a.m. Dec. 1. There are no signs of forced entry to the office.

Jewelry-laden purse snatched

An employee reported Dec. 1 the theft of her $30 purse from a cleaning cart in Duke Hospital. The employee said she left the purse in the cart at 10 a.m. Dec. 1 and the purse was missing when she returned at 11:45 a.m. The employee said the purse contained two 14K gold chains, valued at $400, three pairs of gold loop earrings, valued at $200, as well as a key ring, identification cards and $4 in cash.

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