Campus security warns of increased property theft in student district

Public areas such as libraries, lounges and cafeterias are of special concern.

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In recent weeks, Campus Security have reported an increase in personal property thefts on campus and in the University District. This increase has allegedly resulted from items left unattended or in unsecured areas.

Laptop computers, cell phones, cash, bicycles and other valuables have recently been stolen while left unsecured or unattended.

According to an email from Campus Security to the student body, public areas such as libraries, lounges and cafeterias are of special concern as in the past there have been a high amount of reported items stolen from each location.

As little as small amounts of change have repetitively been enough to prompt thieves to smash vehicle windows, and thefts have often been known to increase during the months that Queen’s students return to Kingston.

In a recent press release, Kingston Police urged students to take precautions, such as higher quality bicycle locks, to dissuade thieves.

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