By Marika Garland
Four computers from Bolton Theater design studio and a laptop from a construction trailer were stolen during the night of Tuesday, Sept. 20, according to Chief Business Officer Mark Kohlman.
Chris Ellsworth, technical director in the department of dance and drama, and several students first noticed the computers missing from Bolton during class the morning after the theft. “They were brand new iMacs,” he said. “Hopefully they’ll catch whoever it is.”
“It’s really disturbing and upsetting,” theatre student Casey Griffin ’14 said.
Ellsworth said a student was working in the design studio until 11:30 p.m. the night of the theft and Bolton is usually locked at midnight, so he believes the theft occurred during that time period.
The security cables on each computer stolen from Bolton were cut, according to Kohlman. In addition, someone broke into multiple locked construction trailers near the site of the new studio art building, including the one from which the laptop was taken, he said.
“The sheriff has been here already to take a report and get information about the computers, serial numbers and that sort of thing,” Kohlman said. “If you’re in a computer lab, make sure the door’s closed when you leave, or locked if you’re the last person to leave the computer lab. … We’ve got to make sure that everybody’s playing a part in keeping the doors locked.”
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