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Laptop Theft Hits ADP

According to a tipster, two laptops were just stolen from ADP on 114th St. Public Safety and the NYPD are on the scene. This is the third incident in as many days, but there is no evidence that they are related.

The laptops were stolen during a rush event. Members of ADP saw strangers in the house, and asked them to leave. Before leaving these suspects took two computers from rooms in the basement. These circumstances were similar to those at Theta, and both houses frequently have people coming and going. Especially at this time of the year, students should be vigilant during events open to the public. Seriously guys, lock your fucking doors.

Update: An anonymous tipster described some shady behavior they witnessed earlier in the day. There’s no proof that this incident was related to the thefts, but it doesn’t hurt to be vigilant!

“Today when I came back from meeting a friend at Brad’s there were three kids sitting on my house’s [542 W 114th, formerly known as Pike Psi U] stoop (not unusual). When I went to swipe in, I let the girl in because she said she wanted to meet a friend. I followed her up the stairs (I live on the fourth floor), and when she realized I was walking up all the way she turned around.

I asked her if she needed help and she asked me if this was a sorority house. When I responded in the negative, she asked me if I knew a specific person to which I also responded ”No”. She started to walk downstairs and I went up to my room to put my stuff away, when I heard the door open and close I went back down to make sure that she had left. Instead of her leaving she had let her two friends inside the house.

I saw one of the two guys on the second floor and when he saw me he walked into the bathroom. Closing the door halfway, and (I assume) hiding, I opened the door and asked him if he needed help. He asked me if this was a sorority house (no), then if it was a frat house (no) and then if I knew a specific person (no). Afterward I asked him if he needed something and he asked if he could use the bathroom. I told him he could use the more public one on the first floor.

Then, feeling weird about all of this, I waited one floor up until I heard the door open and close. Walking downstairs I saw the three of them outside the house walking towards Broadway.

I thought it was bizarre but I just figured they were weird freshman (the girl said she lived in john jay in our short interaction). I told my friends about it and they said that there had been laptop thefts recently. I later saw one of them sitting on the stoop of a different brownstone further down the street.”

 

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20 Comments

  • Jesper says:

    @Jesper Check your dictionary for “related” vs. “correlated.”

    1. Claire says:

      @Claire Yup fixed.

    2. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous “and both houses frequently have people coming and going”

      U know, like a whorehouse.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous people are stupid, news at 11.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Someone slept through to correlation versus causation lecture.

  • Trololololol says:

    @Trololololol omg this is so funny

    now watch me get robbed blind

  • Lol says:

    @Lol Serves them right

  • laptops? says:

    @laptops? i thought they only used typewriters at ADP

    1. Nah bro says:

      @Nah bro They all use MacBook Pros ironically

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous That’s why people carry weapons, to gun down the thief.

  • ooomgggg you guysssss says:

    @ooomgggg you guysssss BREAKING BAD TONIGHT NEW EPISODE!!!

  • ... says:

    @... “lock your fucking doors”?

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Yes. Lock your doors. Especially the fucking ones.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous http://preyproject.com/

    Install, stay safe.

    1. I may be wrong says:

      @I may be wrong but it appears that prey only works if the thief decides to go on your laptop. If your laptop is password protected then it won’t work and if the thief just wipes your hard drive without ever going on it also won’t work?

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous There are definitely a number of ways a thief could get around Prey, but a lot of thieves are really stupid.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous hipster tipster

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous the old pike house is 536. 542 is the old Psi U house.

  • just lock your door says:

    @just lock your door You probably use your keys 2-3 times a day. Each time you’d use them it would take about 3 seconds of your time. Around 200 days on campus a year means you’ve saved 30 minutes but leave yourself open to $1000+ of theft. Even if you use your keys 5 times a day, take 5 seconds each time and live on campus every day for 4 years you’ve only saved 10hrs.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous cool back of the envelope calculation broooo.

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