Nine laptops were stolen from the Office of Admissions between the 7:15 p.m. on Jan. 28 and the 8:00 a.m. on Jan. 29, according to an email sent by the Director of Campus Safety, Kenton Ferrin. Students were alerted of the incident on Feb. 4 via email. These items were stolen in an undetected manner.
“It wasn’t forced entry, so no broken glass or anything. So somehow somebody got into the doors undetected…we’re looking into that,” Ferrin said.
The number of laptops stolen cannot be confirmed by Ferrin. However, the original Vanguard University Crime Alert email reported the number as nine.
The security camera footage and any other evidence will be turned over to the Costa Mesa Police Department, who will decide if they want to continue the investigation.
“We did catch some partial view of somebody [in the security cameras], but we’re not releasing that now,” Ferrin said.
Improvements in security have been made with the IT Department, according to Ferrin. Laptops are locked and data is secured to help prevent incidents like this happening again in the future.