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Purdue police investigating computer thefts

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University police are investigating the theft of 60 computers from Stanley Coulter Hall on the West Lafayette campus.

Lt. Fred Davis said Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP) alerted police around 5:30 a.m on Saturday (Dec. 26) that computers in Coulter Hall had gone offline around 1:30 a.m. Purdue police were later alerted by ITaP that computers had also gone offline in Heavilon Hall. Police discovered that 29 computers there had been placed in bubble wrap but had not been removed, Davis said.

On Dec. 18, 15 computers were reported missing from a fourth-floor room in the Civil Engineering Building.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Purdue Police Department at 765-494-8221 or its anonymous tipline at 765-496-3784. The WeTip anonymous hotline also is available at 1-800-78CRIME (1-800-782-7463).

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