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Criminal Cleans Out College Dorm

Aug 17, 2007
Lindsey is a freshman in college. She is so excited that she is finally living on her own. Although she lives in the dormitory she can come and go as she pleases. She enjoys the dorm life in her first year of college. She makes new friends and has lots of good times. Things are at their best.

People are always going in and out of her room, so she frequently leaves her door unlocked when she is going down the hallway to someone elses room. All the students know each other, so there was nothing to fear. They are on college budgets and do not have much personal property, or so they think.

There were many local hires on the college campus to do the janitorial and other maintenance. They were mostly people with no real ties to the college except employment. If fact the college was growing concerned about some unexplained incidents on the campus, and was about to replace them with their own staff.

One day while Lindsey was down the hallway in one of her friends room. She left her door unlocked. One of the janitorial workers was watching her. He waited until he was sure she was gone and entered her room. He fumbled through her things perhaps looking for a credit card to steal.

He did not find a credit card, but he did find the keys to her car. He took the keys and quietly went on about his business. Later on that day, Lindsey went to get her car keys, and found they were not there. She looked everywhere including all of her friends room. She thought, man I hope I did not lock them in the car, which she was known to do.

She ran out to the spot where her car was usually parked and it was gone. She was shocked; her car had been stolen. To top it off, the insurance company refused to pay for the stolen car. It was determined that Lindsey, by leaving her dorm room unlocked, did not take reasonable security measures.

Property theft is the most common crime in college dormitories. Friends or associates of the student usually commit these crimes. Outsiders do account for some portion of the crimes. Criminals who commit these types of crimes are for the most part petty thieves. They enter the premises and spend a few minutes taking items they believe have value. Take precautions to protect yourself and your valuables while in college.
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