Community Alert- Recent Thefts 3/25/16

There have been numerous burglaries and thefts reported to the Stanford Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) over recent weeks. In most cases, laptop computers have been stolen. The incidents have occurred in offices, research facilities and student residences throughout campus. The suspect (or suspects) may be posing as university employees in order to avoid detection.

To help prevent theft, SUDPS recommends individuals take the following measures:

Be attentive to your surroundings. If there are persons unfamiliar to you in places where individuals without a legitimate business purpose should not be located, have a plan for monitoring the individual’s movements. Be prepared to call 9-1-1 to report suspicious activity.

Lock doors and windows, even if you will only be away for a few minutes.

Store valuable in a locked cabinet or drawer.

Consider purchasing a locked device for portable items such as laptop computers.

Make sure university electronic equipment such as laptops and mobile phones is properly encrypted.

If you see someone or something suspicious, report it immediately be calling 9-1-1.