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Laptops stolen from campus residences

In the past month, the MIT Police have reported several cases of breaking and entering in campus residences, according to a crime alert bulletin yesterday from Sergeant Cheryl Vossmer.

In six cases, laptops and debit/credit cards were stolen from rooms that were left open or unlocked. Only one laptop was stamped with a Security Tracking of Office Property (STOP) tag, which helps local police recover stolen property.

In the bulletin, Vossmer recommends locking residence doors at all times and registering laptops with the MIT Police. For a $10 fee, students may get a STOP tag for their laptops on Monday, Sept. 21 and Wednesday, Sept. 22 from 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. in Lobby 10.

—Maggie Lloyd