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Police Log

The following incidents occurred on or near the MIT<\p>campus during the period Jan. 1-8, 1993:

Albany garage, radio stolen from a car, $300; Alpha Delta Phi, reports door broken into and unknown if person still in building, check of building proved negative.

Jan. 2: Bldg 13, pocketbook left unlocked and unattended, $30.

Jan. 3: Lobby 7, male arrested for outstanding warrant; West Garage, '88 Chevy stolen.

Jan. 4: Bldg. E51, $1,000 in stamps stolen; Bldg. 56, bike stolen from rack, $160; Whitehead lot, VW stolen sometime since October; suspicious activity 1) Tang Hall, 2) Bldg. 8, and 3) E52; bike stolen from rack at Bldg. 14, $250; Albany garage, car radio stolen, $200; Bldg. 3, AC adapter stolen, $190.

Jan. 5: Bldg. 3, vandalism; Bldg. 54, answering machine stolen, $90; MacGregor, bike stolen, $400; Bldg. 13, wallet stolen from an unlocked and unattended office, $30; Alpha Delta Phi, compact disc player stolen, $200; Audrey St., attempted larceny of a car.

Jan. 6: Pick up a male arrested in Boston on an outstanding MIT warrant; Bldg 16, unattended wallet stolen, $60; Bldg. 13, a $250 backpack containg $11 cash was stolen, backpack later recovered; Tang Hall, malicious damage, Audrey St., '86 Pontiac stolen.

Jan. 7: duPont locker room, lockers broken into 1) jacket, $25; 2) wallet, $10 cash and $190 in travelers checks stolen; Bldg. 6, bomb scare, buildings evacuated, nothing showing, all clear given; Bldg E25, harassing phone calls.

An attempted kidnapping and armed robbery took place at 9 a.m. in the East Garage between Four and Five Cambridge Center. The incident did not occur on MIT property and was reported to the Cambridge Police. The suspect is described as a white male, 30-35 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall, slender build, thin face, fair complexion, wearing blue jacket, blue pants, dark knit cap, and sunglasses, according to Cambridge Police. The suspect was armed with a silver handgun, demanded the victim's car keys and forced her into the car where he gagged and handcuffed her and placed a cloth bag over her head. As he began to drive away, the victim began to scream. At this point the suspect abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.

In a memo to Cambridge Center tenants, Melanie Waldron, a vice-president at Boston Properties, which owns the garage, wrote, ``There has been no incident like this to our knowledge from the time we first opened the East Garage in 1983 until today.'' Anyone who may have information about the incident should call Cambridge Police at 349-3237.