By Lauren Mangan
Metro Staff Reporter
Several incidences of theft have been reported this semester at all of Tri-C’s campuses.
The men’s locker rooms, in particular, seem to be targeted. At least six break-ins have taken place in the locker room on the Eastern Campus since the beginning of September. Four break-ins have occurred in the Metro Campus men’s locker room since the beginning of October, including an incident of theft of $1,250 in cash, according to a Campus Police report.
The Western Campus reported the theft of cash from the men’s locker room as well. One case of “grand theft of a motor vehicle” is still being investigated at East, which took place on August 15.
An annual report showing crime statistics at the college in 2013 shows a history of break-ins, but within the past few months there have been more reports of stolen property than in previous years.
In other crime news, on Oct. 10, an alleged victim was robbed at gun point at the RTA bus stop on East 30th Street. The alleged suspect, a black male, approximately 5 foot-7 inches, 145 lbs., with brown eyes and facial hair, revealed a pistol in the waistband of his pants, according to a crime alert issued by Campus Police.
The victim handed over his cash, cell phone, and cigarettes. The suspect fled on a maroon bicycle.
More information about criminal activity on all of the campuses can be found on Tri-C’s website which keeps updated crime logs and statistical data, at http://www.tri-c.edu/administrative/campuspolice. If students, staff, or faculty see something suspicious, or witness an incident, they are urged to contact campus police.
Call 216-987-4325 for non-emergencies. In case of emergency, call 216-987-4911 or 911 for immediate response.