Investigation ongoing for $50,000 worth of computers stolen from Main Building

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More than $50,000 worth of new Apple MacBooks were stolen from a secured storage area in the Main Building at some point between Thursday and Friday morning, according to campus police records. 

UTPD spokeswoman Cindy Posey said she could not elaborate on how many computers were stolen or on the availability of surveillance footage in the Main Building because a police investigation is currently under way.

According to a UTPD Campus Watch alert, the $54,947 worth of technology was removed from a storage area on the first floor of the Main Building. Police crime logs record that the burglary happened at some point between 5 a.m. Thursday and 1:10 p.m. Friday, when the theft was reported. A campus watch alert issued Monday by UTPD narrowed the possible time of burglary and said it did not occur later than 7 a.m. Friday.

Posey and University spokesman Gary Susswein declined to provide any additional details about the event. Student workers in the Office of the Registrar and the Office of Admissions, which are both located on the ground floor of the Main Building, said they had not heard about the theft.