Information Alert - 11/12/2012
Public Safety Department
November 12, 2012
The Department of Public Safety would like to make faculty, staff and students aware of two thefts which have occurred within McCabe Library over the past two weeks.
Two students reported two laptops stolen from within McCabe Library. The first incident occurred on 11/5/2012 between 5:40 -6:30 PM and the second incident occurred on 11/10/2012 between 3-3:30 PM.
The Department of Public Safety is currently investigating these incidents; we are asking for the Swarthmore Community to contact the Department of Public Safety immediately at 610-328-8333 if any suspicious person or situation is observed on campus or if you need to report a stolen item. The items that were reported stolen had been left unattended and unsecured. We encourage all Swarthmore Community members to take the following steps to help ensure the security of their personal property:
- Lock your door when leaving the office unattended.
- Lock-up small items such as Ipods, laptops, handbags and Ipads or small electronic items not in use. These items are easily taken when not in use.
- In the classrooms or common areas never leave your book bags, handbag, briefcase or laptops unattended.
- When leaving your office or classroom, secure your valuables or take them with you.
- Don't leave your handbag/wallet unattended or in an unlocked area. Secure your belongings at all times.
- Do not leave keys lying around. Report lost keys to the Public Safety Department immediately.
- Permanently mark portable office equipment such as staplers, electronic pencil sharpeners, calculators, computer software, etc. with the name of the department and room number to which they belong (call the Public Safety Office for items that require marking with an electric engraver).
If you observe anything suspicious please contact the Department of Public Safety's emergency line at (610) 328-8333 immediately.
There are no known suspects at this time. Anyone with information regarding these incidents should contact Public Safety.
Thank you for your cooperation.
The Department of Public Safety