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Friday, Mar 24, 2023

DO NOT CROSS: Approaching holidays sees rise in thefts


As the holiday season approaches, thefts are on the rise. From Oct. 12 to Nov. 23,  thirteen criminal offenses occurred on the Macon campus. Nine of these cases were thefts by taking.


Oct. 30: A person stole $200 worth of copper refrigeration tubing from the roof of Mercer Lofts Phase V. The tubing was later found on the roof of building ‘B’. Labor costs for replacing the tubing is estimated at $300. There is no surveillance in place at the Phase V construction site.

Nov. 8: Two men crashed an on-campus party at the Kappa Alpha Psi house and stole three partygoers phones after becoming agitated for some unknown reason. One of the victims turned on the lights to ask where his phone was when one of the men responded ‘We got your damn phone.’ According to the report, one of the men then pulled out a gun and fired a single shot into the air. The partygoers ran for cover. No one was injured, and the suspects fled on foot.

Nov. 12: A Mercer professor reported an Apple 11’’ MacBook Air given to her by Mercer stolen. On Nov. 11. she left the laptop and a stack of recently completed exams on her desk. Around lunchtime the next day, the laptop and the exam papers were missing. She reported that her office door had been open most of the time, except when she left the building. The professor later found her laptop. She told the officers a friend had placed it in her bag. No word on what happened to the exams.

Nov. 15: A student in Dowell Hall had a $40 bottle of Ed Hardy perfume and $60 brown boots stolen from her room. She claims that her roommate lends their room key to friends and never locks the door.


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