UP working to solve on-campus auto burglaries

The University Police received 21 reports of on-campus auto burglary between Sept. 2 and Sept. 6, according to police reports.

The thefts resulted in a total of more than $7,500 in damages and stolen possessions, the report said.

On Sept. 2, a Lincoln Towncar was stolen between noon and 3 p.m. and was recovered by police the next day, reports say.

That was the only instance of a car actually being stolen.

The most expensive theft from a car was two subwoofer amplifiers valued at $3,000 from a Black Ford Explorer on Sept. 4 between 2-2:45 p.m.

Sgt. Mike Klingebiel, spokesman for University Police, said there are currently no named suspects, but they are investigating the cases and working with the Tampa Police Department. He said many car thefts were reported to the Tampa police as well.

“We are actively working on (the cases) and we are communicating with surrounding agencies which have been hit hard during the same period,” Klingebiel said.