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  Bevy of laptop thefts confounds employees

An employee reported the theft of his $2,550 Duke-owned laptop computer and case from an office in Cameron Indoor Stadium. He said he left the laptop in his unlocked office at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 27. When he returned to his office at 2:10 p.m. the same day, the laptop and a canvas case were missing.

Another employee reported the theft of a $2,500 Duke-owned laptop computer from the WXDU offices in the Bivins Building on East Campus. The employee said the laptop was left unattended in an office at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 27. The employee said when he returned to the office at 10 p.m. later that day, the laptop was missing.

Yet another employee reported the theft of her $500 IBM laptop computer from her vehicle, which was parked near a facilities center. The employee said she left the laptop in her vehicle at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 26 and it was missing when she returned at 3:30 p.m. the same day. There was no damage or sign of forced entry to the vehicle.

Dorm room mysteriously trashed

A student reported damage to his dormitory room in House M. The student said he left his room unlocked at 12:05 p.m. Feb. 28 and returned at 4:30 a.m. the same day. When he returned to his room, he found that someone had thrown a coffee table against the wall, causing a hole in the wall. He said his belongings had been scattered around the room and some kind of liquid was thrown on the beds. The damage to the wall is estimated at $75.

Computer severed, stolen from Perkins

An employee reported the theft of a $1,500 Dell Optiplex computer from Perkins Library. The employee said sometime between 5 p.m. Feb. 23 and 5 a.m. Feb. 24 someone cut a security cable and took the computer, monitor, keyboard and mouse.


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