Burglary Residential 8-31-2015

Sometime between midnight August 31st and 9am September 1st, a residential burglary occurred in the 800 block of Tolman Dr. in the faculty/staff housing area on the Stanford campus. It is believed that the suspect(s) entered the home through an unlocked sliding glass door, as there was no evidence of forced entry. Occupants were not aware of the entry as they were sleeping in another room. The occupants were not harmed. The suspect(s) took a laptop and keys to a vehicle that was parked on the street. The vehicle was also taken and has not been recovered.

Stanford police is actively investigating this crime and wants to remind the community to take appropriate safety and security precautions in order to avoid becoming a victim.

– Do not leave doors or windows unlocked even when the residence is occupied

– If you are responsible for property which has been stolen that contains sensitive or confidential data, report the theft immediately to the university?s Privacy Office at (650) 725-1828 or privacy@stanford.edu.

– The university strongly encourages individuals to encrypt their laptops and mobile devices. Information about ways to best protect your electronic devices can be found at http://www.stanford.edu/group/security/securecomputing/

– More importantly, if you observe any suspicious activity or behavior such as an individual loitering around residences or buildings, peering into windows, and/or trying door handles, call 9-1-1 immediately.

If you are the victim of a crime, please report it immediately to the local law enforcement jurisdiction. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like additional information about crime prevention or would like a free home security assessment, please call the Department of Public Safety at (650)723-9633 or visit http://web.stanford.edu/group/SUDPS/

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