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LSU on lookout for tech thieves

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Posted: Mar 28, 2012 6:03 PM by Rob Krieger
Updated: Mar 28, 2012 6:46 PM
Source: WBRZ

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BATON ROUGE - LSU Police are warning students to watch out for tech thieves during peak study times.

Thieves have stolen nearly a dozen cell phones and ten laptops since the beginning of the year, but Police say it's easier to fall victim during midterms and finals.

"I was in the library studying and this guy left his book sack at one of the cubicles and when he came back someone had taken his book sack, because he left it there you know while he went to the bathroom or something because he didn't want to get his place taken," said Patrick Fell, an LSU student.

LSU Police want people to say something, if they see something suspicious; and, keep an eye on their electronics.

"Most of the time these criminals are looking for targets of opportunity and it seems that during these times there are more opportunities for them to steal these items," said Capt. Cory LaLonde with LSU Police.

LSU Police also recommend installing tracking software on any smart phone to help catch thieves.

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