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3 car break-ins reported at KU Park and Ride lot on West Campus

February 23, 2012

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Kansas University police officers have taken reports of three Wednesday break-ins of vehicles parked in the KU Park and Ride lot on West Campus.

Assistant chief Chris Keary said in each of the three crimes a suspect broke a window in a vehicle and removed items.

The first one occurred between 8:45 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday and involved a loss of $340. The second was between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., as a suspect broke the window and stole the victim’s purse for a total loss of $662. In the third, suspects broke a window and stole $200 worth of items, including a purse and camera. Keary said the victim estimated the broken window was valued at $2,000.

The break-ins were reported in the lot in the 2000 block of Constant Avenue.

“Generally, it’s always best to protect your property by not leaving it in the car or covering it up,” Keary said.

Comments

beerbaron03 2 years, 6 months ago

i have some beachfront property i would like to sell to the person with the $2,000 car window.

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mrbig 2 years, 6 months ago

KU Parking does have cameras in that lot. The cameras can be remotely controlled as well. Whether they were pointed at these cars in particular is another story. I'm sure the PD is doing their job and are looking at the surveillance.

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wowiekt08 2 years, 6 months ago

Three of the five cameras in the lot were broken. The only ones working at the time were pointed at the bus stop rather than cars in the lot.

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Tanner Stumbaugh 2 years, 6 months ago

You're exactly right, per the 6News report that aired at 6:00pm tonight... and what blew me away is that an official said they had been down for about a day and a half. I am calling it : BS... Its probably been at least a week and a half. I'm sick of officials lying all the time, doing anything they can to cover their rears... sickening!

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Steve Jacob 2 years, 6 months ago

People will not waste time breaking into cars if they don't see anything, don't leave money or purses easily seen.

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