Ten school computers were discovered missing from a University of California Berkeley computer lab Sunday night.
At 8:26 p.m., university police responded to a call about the stolen computers, which were taken from a lab at Northgate Hall, School of Journalism, according to a university police report.
Police suspect that the burglar entered through the building's south enterance by kicking a door in.
University police issued the following tips to help protect valuable property, discourage would-be criminals from committing burglaries and improve stolen property recovery chances:
• Keep portable devices, such as lap tops, inside locked cabinets when
not in use.
• Lock your desk, windows and office door when you leave your office,
even if you are gone for a short time.
• Have all equipment locked down with an approved lock-down device. •
Keep an updated inventory of all office equipment.
• Identify equipment by engraving a university property number or a
Driver’s License number. To borrow an engraver please contact UCPD at
Report any suspicious activity in your building to the police immediately to either 911 or (510) 642-3333. The following are examples of behaviors that
could be considered suspicious:
• A person or persons you, or other employees, do not recognize going
from office to office.
• A person or persons standing in a hallway for a long period of time. •
A person or persons waiting outside of the building near the time that the
building will be closing.
If you have any information about the above mentioned office burglaries,
University of California Police Department, Criminal Investigation Bureau, (510) 642-0472, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and (510) 642-6760 at all other times.