Click to read about the best places to eat on campus, freshman packing tips, and how to keep in touch with friends.

Student’s car stolen after keys, backpack left unattended

A USF student’s car was stolen Monday morning after she temporarily left her belongings unattended in the library, said University Police (UP) spokeswoman Lt. Meg Ross.

While Heather Bradley, a senior majoring in biomedical sciences, went to the bathroom on the fifth floor of the library, someone stole her backpack, which had her car keys, TI-89 scientific calculator and wallet with her driver’s license and credit cards in it.

After she reported the backpack theft to the police, Bradley discovered her car was also stolen from the Collins Boulevard Parking Facility, Ross said.

A video camera in the parking garage recorded the suspect driving away in Bradley’s 2006 burgundy Ford Mustang between 11:50 a.m. and noon.

UP is actively investigating the vehicle theft and will continue until the vehicle is recovered, Ross said.

Bradley declined to comment on the incident Tuesday.

– Jenna Withrow