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UAPD warns of car thefts on campus with notice to students, staff

Sasha Gil
After a recent increase of car thefts on campus, UAPD sent an email notice to students on campus that included tips on how to safeguard their vehicles.

The University of Arizona Police Department sent out a Clery notice to students and faculty Wednesday evening regarding a recent uptick in car thefts across campus.

The notice shared that seven thefts have taken place since the first day of classes, Aug. 21, to Sept. 11. The thefts occurred in parking garages, lots and various streets across campus.

UAPD noted that these thefts have been occurring mainly in the daytime and reported that no one has been injured, as the owners of the different stolen vehicles were not present at the time of the theft.

UAPD has increased patrols of all parking areas on campus and also shared prevention and safety tips in the notice, encouraging drivers to, “close all windows and lock all doors before leaving your vehicle, remove valuables from your vehicle, consider anti-auto theft and tracking technology and park in well-lit areas.”

The UAPD also told students to call 9-1-1 if they see suspicious activity in the parking lots or around campus. For additional safety tips, students can visit and

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