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What is suspicious? Anything that seems slightly "out of place" for the area or time of day in which it occurs. The most obvious things to watch out for and report are:
While most of the situations described above could have innocent explanations, your campus police department would rather investigate these situations sooner, rather than be called when it is too late.
Don't put your safety in jeopardy by trying to question or apprehend a suspicious person. Always contact the campus police department immediately.
Purse and wallet theft: This one tops the list. Small items are easy for a thief to walk away with, and many times, this crime goes unnoticed.
Laptops, phones, iPods/mp3 players: These items are among the thief's favorite items to steal. Fortunately, you can protect your property by taking a few simple precautions. Don't leave your devices unattended and engrave your items at the campus police office.
Criminals often roam parking lots looking for items to steal from vehicles. They utilize the "smash and grab" technique, smashing a window and grabbing the items of value from the car. This process takes no more than a matter of seconds. Whenever possible, take your valuables with you. Laptop computers, GPS, cell phones, and other small electronics are easy and popular targets for thieves. If you must leave valuables in your car, secure them out of sight in a locked compartment or trunk.