UVM police notice uptick in campus thefts and break-ins

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) University of Vermont police say they have noticed an increase in campus thefts and break-ins recently.

It started back in June with thefts of laboratory equipment and computers. They say two laptops and other laboratory equipment was taken on June 25. They found the laptops at a location in New York state.

On June 27, UVM police say a wallet was stolen from a locker in the Waterman building and the cards were used for purchases in Burlington. Two suspects were arrested.

Then, two days later, attempted vehicle break-ins were reported on campus.

On July 4, one suspect was located in connection with attempted bicycle thefts; police say another suspect is still on the run.

Then, police say two men attempted to break into an office in Patrick Gym Saturday.

And then the next day, there was damage to two doors inside Discovery Hall. Police say it looks like someone tried to enter rooms that had electronics.

Tuesday, a laptop was reported stolen from another building.

UVM police say these make up an unusual amount of this type of activity on campus.