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Nearly $4,000 in 20-inch iMacs stolen from education building
By Wade Allen
“These are big [computers],” UNCP Police Detective Ed Locklear said. “It’s a different thing than a laptop where someone would put it in a backpack.”
“One was on Friday [Oct. 2], I believe,” Dr. Orr said. “The other was stolen the first part of the week.”
“It had to be deliberate,” Dr. Orr said. “They had cut security cables.”
He said that it was very likely that the items were removed from the classrooms and taken down the stairway because if the iMacs had been taken down the elevator, chances are, someone would’ve seen the theft in progress.
Looking for leads
“We ask for people to report suspicious persons or activities,” he said. “We’d much rather check to see if everything’s alright.”
During the day
Dr. Orr said that he believes installing security cameras in the education building would prevent further thefts.
“We did request campus safety security to put cameras in the stairways,” Dr. Orr said.
Locklear said that no plans were made “right now at this moment” for installing security cameras in the building.
“Hopefully, we’ll be able to do something like that,” Locklear said.
Dr. Orr remained optimistic about the replacement of the two computers, despite currently dealing with a big budget crunch.
“I’m hopeful that we can replace those [computers],” he said.