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UK issues crime bulletin after several campus burglaries

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDRB) -- The University of Kentucky Police Department issued a Campus Crime Bulletin Wednesday after a number of burglaries on campus.

The text of the bulletin is below:

In compliance with the "Timely Notice" provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, University of Kentucky Police Department has issued the following Crime Bulletin for the UK Community.

University of Kentucky Police Department is currently investigating reports of four burglaries that are believed to be related.

  • On Thursday, December 5, 2013, at approximately 8 a.m., a cell phone was stolen from a desk in an open, unoccupied office in Kentucky Clinic.
  • On Thursday, December 5, 2013, between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., a laptop, cash, and other items were stolen from an open, unoccupied office in the College of Medicine Building.
  • On Friday, December 6, 2013, at approximately 8 a.m., a tape recorder and a tablet computer were stolen from an open, unoccupied room in the Charles T. Wethington, Jr. Building.
  • On Friday, December 6, 2013, at approximately 8:45 a.m., a cell phone was stolen from an open, unoccupied office in the Carol Martin Gatton Business & Economics Building.

The suspect in these incidents is described as a black male with a beard, 5'8"–6'0" tall, approximately 160 lbs., last seen wearing a dark blue knitted hat, blue jeans, a blue shirt, and a black jacket.  More information is available on the UK Police Facebook site.

If anyone has any information regarding these incidents, please contact UK Police at (859) 257-8573.

The University of Kentucky values a safe community for all students, staff, faculty, and visitors. In the interest of promoting a safe and secure campus environment, UK Police offer the following safety precautions:

  • If you see something, say something; report suspicious activity to UK Police immediately. For emergencies, call 911.
  • Whenever possible, avoid thefts of opportunity. Opportunity theft is the direct result of property and valuables left unattended and unsecured, even for short periods of time, which provides a thief with the opportunity to steal your valuables.
  • Keep valuables out of sight and secured. If you cannot secure the items, carry them with you.
  • Maintain a thorough record of your valuables, including photographs, serial numbers, makes and models, etc., that police may use for possible recovery of stolen items.

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