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Laptop Vigilantes

Public Safety stan Lili Brown takes us behind the scenes of staying alert and aware in the most crime-ridden location (?) on campus: Butler Library. Our beloved Butler, with its prestigious architecture of dignified columns and oversized Hogwarts lanterns at the entrance, is a place fraught with robbery–or so the vigilantes behind these popular green […]

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Two people turned from innocent studiers to victims of laptop theft between 2:00 and 2:30 this afternoon, warns Public Safety. The thief, using a pair of crutches, first struck the 4th floor of SIPA, and then Avery. A tipster informs us that the man was deliberately “acting all sick/about to faint and sat on the […]

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Laptop Thefts in EC

Update, 11:30 am: Kristin Sylvester, Associate Director of the Office of Residential Programs, and Ricardo Morales, Manager of the Crime Prevention Programs both sent out emails to residents confirming the thefts. Both are after the jump. Update, 11:11 am: According to Terry Martinez: “As in previous cases, several laptops,  iPods, and chargers were stolen from […]

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Technology ruined baseball.  And Times Square.  Or maybe that was Bloomberg and the throngs of tourists. Either way, Times Square is getting an overhaul to make it, if you can believe it, “minimalistic.” (NY Daily News) In one of the most poorly kept secrets of all time, it’s official: Jay-Z and a small consortium of […]

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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 […]

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Some worrisome news: after the laptop theft in Theta yesterday, multiple tipsters report that two laptops, an iPad and several credit cards were stolen from Hartley 8, Suite A, earlier tonight. Soon after, a Hartley RA sent out an email to her residents confirming that three rooms were robbed. Another tipster spotted uniformed NYPD officers leaving a […]

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Theft in Theta

Last night, Bwog spotted a public safety officer guarding the door to Theta’s brownstone. We’ve learned from tipsters that an unidentified male walked into Theta yesterday, pretended to be friends with one of the girls, stole three four laptops, and left. Later that evening, Director of Residential Programs Stephanie Nixon sent an email to the […]

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For all those looking to keep your MacBooks from getting stolen when leaving them unattended (read: camping) in Butler, head over to Lerner ramps to get your electronics registered and engraved by CU Public Safety. The Columbia community is no stranger to laptop theft, so it’s probably in your best interest to check it out. […]

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Laptop Thief Found?

A tipster tells us they saw a boy being led out of Carman by three men in suits earlier this afternoon. According to reports, the student had three laptops in his bag. That would account for three of the four laptops stolen on Tuesday. We’ll keep you posted. Again, if you know/saw/heard anything, tip us […]

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Bwog’s just been tipped that at least four laptops were stolen roughly between the hours of 2 and 4 this afternoon. At least 2 from Claremont, 1 from Wien, and 1 from McBain. A Claremont security guard reports seeing three “unfamiliar faces” being signed into the building between those hours this afternoon. Another tipster informs […]

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