Two plasma television sets, valued at $15,000 each, were reportedly stolen from the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science South building in separate thefts in late March, according to UTD police.
The first of the two sets, which were used to display School of EECS information in the rotunda area on the south end of the building, was reportedly taken between 8 a.m. and noon on March 26. The second set, which appeared to have been tampered with in the first theft, was taken four days later on March 30 between 7-7:15 a.m., according to UTD police.
At press time, UTD police reported no suspects in the thefts, but said they had processed the areas for fingerprints and registered the stolen sets in the National Crime Information system.
The similar manner and tools used to remove the sets has led UTD police to believe the sets were taken by the same individual(s), according to UTD Assistant Chief of Police Debra Marable.
In the wake of the thefts, EECS officials plan to increase security in the building, although no time frame or specifics would be
disclosed at this time, according
to Rochelle Pena, EECS fiscal officer.
UTD police hope that given the time frame of the thefts, someone may have witnessed suspicious activity or persons. Police hope that someone will come forward with information that will assist in the investigation.
UTD police ask that that anyone who may have seen something suspicious or have information related to these crimes call 972-883-2331, send an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or submit an anonymous tip at www.utdallas.edu/police.