UBC Okanagan hit by rash of laptop computer thefts

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KELOWNA - Newly returning students have been hit with a rash of laptop thefts at UBC Okanagan and have been warned to guard their belongings.

Communications director Matthew Grant says approximately seven laptop computers have been reported stolen in the last few days mainly from the engineering management education building and the campus student centre.

“This is pretty unusual. Campus security is working closely with the RCMP. It’s too soon to speculate but they have some strong leads,” Grant says.

Grant says students have been warned through social media about the thefts.

“It’s the same as any other public institution. If you’re going to the bathroom or getting something to eat keep your belongings with you,” he says.


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