Police report: Three bikes, purse stolen in first few weeks

William Morse

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Just a month into the new semester and a handful of crimes have been reported to Campus Police including theft and harassment.

Three bikes and a purse were stolen on campus during the first three weeks of class.

According to Campus Police, a purse was stolen on Aug. 28 on the front lawn along Park Boulevard.

Police said the suspect was a male but did not give an age.

The first bike theft occurred on Aug. 29 outside the C Building. Another two were also stolen at locations on campus in the days following.

Experts suggest a number of ways riders can secure their bikes. Bicycle Transportation Alliance says you should use a U-lock instead of a cable lock because they are sturdier and are harder to cut through. Locking your bike through a frame to something sturdy and making sure that you take off accessories and lights can also help.

Police also said that a woman reported being harassed by a male on Sept. 4 in the parking structure in the V Building.

They say that the man followed her and requested she perform a sexual act. Police described the man to be 5’1” to 5’3,” weighing about 130 pounds and of possible Middle Eastern descent.

This incident was one of several reported on campus within the first few weeks.

If you see any suspicious activity, please report it to campus police at (619) 388-6405 or visit them in person at their office on the corner of 16th and Broadway.

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