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Camera lifted from K-ville

A student reported March 16 that her $200 Cannon digital camera was stolen from Krzyzewskiville. The camera was placed in her purse and left unattended in the tent during the March 6 Duke-UNC basketball game. She discovered that the camera was missing March 7.

Cash stolen from purse

A patient in Duke University Hospital reported the theft of $12 from her purse at 2:20 a.m. March 17. The purse was left unattended in the patient's room while she was transported for testing on two occasions. On both occasions she was out of the room for approximately three hours.

High-tech laptop, software stolen

A hospital employee reported March 12 that a laptop computer containing expensive computer software used in brain imaging was stolen from Neurology. The computer and software were valued at $50,000. The computer was later recovered.

Bushes run over

An employee reported damage to several bushes located on Circuit Drive March 17. Officers and Grounds Services responded to the area and found seven bushes damaged due to someone driving onto the landscape. The damage was estimated at $650.

Patient's envelope stolen

An employee reported March 17 that someone had removed an envelope that had been placed in a box outside a patient's room on 5100. The envelope had been sent by a family member and contained $10 and a 100-minute phone card. It was last seen at 7 a.m. and discovered missing at 2:45 p.m. March 17. The stolen items are valued at $40.

Visitor's pocketbook swiped

A visitor reported March 17 that her $44 pocketbook, which contained credit cards, was missing. The visitor left her pocketbook in the Duke University Medical Center waiting room on 8200 at 12:45 p.m. March 17. When she returned at 1:07 p.m. her pocketbook was gone.


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