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Professor reports laptop stolen from office

At some time between March 13 and 18, an unknown suspect stole a UNM-issued Apple laptop from a UNM professor’s office. The computer was reportedly worth $1,800. The professor told police that when he returned to his office, he confirmed nobody in the office had taken the laptop and that IT had not taken it for servicing. According to the report, IT told UNMPD the computer is not set up for location tracking. The computer was entered into the National Crime Information Center database. No further information was available at the time of the report.

Purse reported stolen from under desk in Farris Engineering Center

On March 20, a UNM employee left her office in the Farris Engineering Center for 20 minutes and when she returned, she discovered items from her bag stowed under her desk had been stolen. According to the report, she received a call from her bank and an employee advised her of suspicious activity on her account. The unknown suspect made two purchases at Target, amounting to $711, and a purchase at Panda Express.

UNMPD contacted loss prevention at the Target Store, and the Target employee told the officer they were aware of the situation and said the suspect was witnessed making the purchase with a surveillance camera. The employee then reportedly said “the same suspicious female had made other purchases over the past few weeks using different credit cards.” These incidents were documented and Target was in the process of placing them on a CD for the police, according to the report. A UNMPD detective requested that the CD be forwarded to him for additional follow-up. No further information was available at the time of the report.

Student accused of stealing iPhone5 from Johnson Center

A UNM student was reportedly arrested for stealing another student’s iPhone 5 from Johnson Center. According to the UNMPD report, a staff member from Johnson Center followed the suspect into the Cornell parking structure and called UNMPD. The officers met the staff member and went to George Pearl Hall, where they were told the suspect was sitting. The officer questioned the suspect during which time the assisting officer gave the officer a description of the iPhone, worth about $650, via police radio. The suspect was found to be in possession of the phone, and was arrested for larceny, according to the report.

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