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Lyons Hall sees theft of property

Ken Fowler | Thursday, March 27, 2008

A suspect stole a total of three laptop computers and one wallet from two unlocked rooms in Lyons Hall Wednesday, police said.

Dave Chapman, assistant director of Notre Dame Security/Police, said the burglaries occurred between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Chapman did not know how much money was in the wallet and could not provide a description of the wallet or the laptops.

Police did not have a description of a suspect but encouraged residents who may have seen suspicious activity to call NDSP’s general phone line with information.

Chapman said police are working under the belief that the crimes are connected. Two of the laptops were taken from the same room, and the other stolen laptop was in the other room.

“That’s one reason we’re asking for help,” Chapman said. “They [the suspect] had to be carrying them in a bag.”

Students should lock their rooms whenever they leave, “no matter how long they’re going to be gone for,” Chapman said.

Chapman said police received no reports of other, similar crimes on campus Wednesday, and the two burglaries were the only ones in residence halls in recent days.