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Cash filched from patients' purses

A visitor reported at 6:30 p.m. March 12 that an unknown amount of money was stolen from her purse. The visitor said the money was taken from her purse while she was a patient at Duke University Hospital. The visitor could not determine when the money was stolen or how much money was taken.

Another visitor reported March 12 that $160 was stolen from her purse while she was a patient at the Hospital. The visitor said she had the money in her purse when she arrived at Duke at 1:30 p.m. March 10. The money was missing from her purse when she looked for it at 2 p.m. March 12.

Student suspects attempted break-in to dorm room

A student reported an apparent attempt to break into her dorm room over spring break. The student said she left her room at 5 p.m. March 4 and locked the door behind her. When she returned from spring break at 4 p.m. March 14, she found damage to the door frame and a broken plastic card stuck in the frame. Damage to the door is estimated at $100.

Man cannot vanquish traffic boot

Officers responded March 15 to a report of a person attempting to remove a traffic boot put in place by traffic and parking authorities. When officers arrived they found that Curtis Reeves (DOB 01-04-78, 1912 Hillandale Rd.) had caused $200 in damage to the traffic boot in attempting to remove it from his vehicle. Officers cited Reeves, who could not be reached for comment, for damage to property. Reeves' court date is set for April 13.

Bookbag makes a quick getaway

A student reported March 15 that a tan bookbag containing three textbooks and a Samsung cell phone was stolen from the library at the law school. The student said he left his backpack unattended for around five minutes at 9:50 a.m. March 15. When he returned, his bookbag was missing. The bookbag and contents are valued at $430.

Weekend heist cheats gift shop out of snacks, merchandise

An employee reported March 15 that a number of snack items and ID holders were stolen from a display rack in the gift shop at Duke Clinics Building. The employee said the theft occurred sometime during the weekend between 4 p.m. March 12 and 9 a.m. March 15. The stolen items are valued at $45.

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