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Suspect broke into dorm rooms at Indiana University and took debit cards, cash, and an Xbox



Bloomington, Indiana – Police at Indiana University are looking for a person they believe took cash, debit cards, driver’s IDs, Xboxes, and multiple controllers from a dorm room.

An IU Bloomington crime alert dated Saturday states that IUPD officers were notified this week of three burglaries in which four different victims reported that an unidentified suspect had “illegally entered their unlocked rooms” and taken items.

According to IUPD, officers were dispatched to Eigenmann Hall on Friday afternoon in order to look into the thefts that took place on the fifth, sixth, and tenth levels of the dorm between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

The following things were reported stolen by the victims in total:

• An unidentified amount of cash
• At least 5 debit cards
• 2 driver’s licenses
• Multiple Xbox controllers
• An Xbox gaming console
• One wallet

“At this time, a suspect has not been positively identified by IUPD,” the crime notice read, “But the department is following up on leads for potential suspects.”

IUPD is asking anyone with knowledge about the thefts to call (812) 855-4111 to reach the department. You can provide the police an anonymous tip by calling (317) 262-TIPS, which is CrimeStoppers.

IUPD concluded its crime alert by giving all IU students residing in on-campus housing safety advice. These pointers comprised:

• Always close and lock all doors and windows to your residence, room, or office when you leave
• Always take your keys with you, even if you leave for only a short time
• Do not lend your keys to anyone you do not know and trust
• Always hide valuables and money so they cannot be seen through windows
• Always report suspicious behavior or anything that seems out of place
• Always lock doors upon exit of buildings


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