Security at the PCC Sylvania campus sent a notice that they have been experiencing thefts from offices and common areas.
During the period of Monday through Wednesday of this week (May 13-15), several thefts have been reported on the Sylvania campus. The thefts occurred between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. and have occurred in the Health Technology Building, Social Sciences Building and the Library. Items taken include laptops, cell phones and other items.
It is believed the suspect enters an office area through an unsecured door and moves between cubicles looking for items to take. When approached by staff, he states he’s looking for someone or has a delivery for someone, and usually uses a name that appears on a desk/cubicle. The suspect is described as a taller African American male between 25 and 30 years of age with a thin build and facial hair, possibly wearing glasses and a hat, and may have a “short, spiky afro”.
While these thefts are occurring in Portland, we should all be reminded of personal property security while at the office.
WSU Vancouver Police recommends the following:
• Be aware of anyone in your area who may not belong there e.g. someone hanging around or walking through looking around at desks. Ask anyone you don’t know if you can help them and/or what their business in that area is. Don’t hesitate to call Campus Police (546-9001, 911, 690-1527) if you notice anyone suspicious and try and obtain the most accurate description of the individual you can such as race, age, clothing, hair color, glasses or facial hair, etc. If you can do so safely, try and watch where the individual goes so that we will have a direction of travel.
• Never leave your property unattended, not even for a moment.
• Engrave your personal items (calculators, laptop computers, etc.) with your driver's license or other owner-applied numbers.
• Keep a written record of valuables, including descriptions and serial numbers. These are proof that the property is yours and will aid in the reporting process and recovery.
• Be aware of your surroundings and always report missing or stolen property immediately. We will assist you in trying to recover your property.
Posted: May 22 2013 at 6:44am