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Posted on Fri, Mar 2, 2012 : 3:59 p.m.

Backpacks swiped from apartments while residents sleep

By Cindy Heflin

Backpacks were stolen from two apartments on the University of Michigan’s North Campus early Friday while residents slept, University of Michigan Police said.

The thefts occurred in the 2200 and 2500 block of Stone Road between midnight and 9 a.m., police said. One backpack was recovered outside nearby, but cash was missing from it.

The thief or thieves entered through an unlocked sliding glass door and took the backpacks from the first floor of the apartments, police said in a crime alert.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call (734) 763-1131.

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Sat, Mar 3, 2012 : 3:13 a.m.

I do not know if the residents were students. But it would help immensely if U of M students would put down their gadgets and spend a few minutes educating themselves on what it takes to live on your own!


Sat, Mar 3, 2012 : 2:27 a.m.

Nothing or nobody is safe in ann arbor these days.


Sat, Mar 3, 2012 : 3:15 a.m.

Not if you are not going to use a shred of common sense!

Ricardo Queso

Fri, Mar 2, 2012 : 10:35 p.m.

Lock the doors before you pass out from a night at the bar.


Fri, Mar 2, 2012 : 10:28 p.m.

Don't let your guard down, folks. Just wanted to add that there were numerous thefts of FedEx, UPS and USPS packages left by apt doors in December and January at two apartment complexes near North Campus. One complex lost over 30 packages in a two week period. (And no, the office in this particular complex does not hold packages for residents; packages are left by doors when delivered unless a signature is required.) Apartments are targets. Be safe and lock your doors and windows. Someone else on AA dot com recently reported an apartment break-in on a third floor apt through the balcony door. Lock up regardless of what floor you are on.


Fri, Mar 2, 2012 : 9:52 p.m.