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College students at EKU are seen every day traveling with a backpack or bag full of stuff. However, it's what they're not carrying and leaving behind in their cars that thieves are taking full advantage of.
"Things like lap tops, cell phones, even wallets," says EKU spokesman, Marc Whitt.
In recent weeks, $2,200 worth of valuables have been reported stolen to EKU police, all from the Alumni Coliseum parking lot.
It's not just the electronics that these thieves are targeting, they are also getting away with text books that are left behind.
Whitt adds,"The text books are a wanted commodity on the black market. So we encourage people to take their books with them as well."
With eight car break burglaries in a short period of time, EKU staff are urging students and staff to keep their doors locked and valuables out of site.