University Police alert warns of Evanston campus burglaries


Allie Goulding / Daily Senior Staffer

A University Police car.

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

University Police sent a security alert Saturday to the Northwestern community, reporting three burglaries that took place on Northwestern’s Evanston campus.

The alert, which came via an email from UP Chief Bruce Lewis, outlined the need for students to “use extra caution.”

The alert reported three incidents: one at Willard Hall in which a wallet, an iPhone and a laptop were stolen; another at Willard in which a wallet and headphones were stolen; and a third at Alpha Epsilon Pi, in which multiple laptops, backpacks and wallets were stolen. All three burglaries took place between Oct. 6 and 12, according to the alert.

The alert also states that the UP has increased patrols since the incidents, and “does not believe suspect or suspects” who stole the items are in any way associated with Northwestern.

“Many crimes are crimes of opportunity,” Lewis’s email said.

The email urges students to lock their doors, ensure their belongings aren’t left unattended, report suspicious activity by calling 9-1-1 or using the Blue Light emergency phones, and call University Police if they have information about any of the current investigations.

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