Thief takes jewelry from townhouse

Editor’s note appended

More than $1,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from a campus residence hall last weekend, according to a Metropolitan Police Department report.

Three pieces of jewelry were stolen Sunday from a bedroom in the Kappa Kappa Gamma townhouse, the report said.

Two Hermes bracelets, which the victim valued at $270 and $430, and a 45-year-old Movado piece valued at $800 were stolen, according to the report.

Nearly 20 burglaries have occurred in University residence halls in the past month, according to the University Police Department crime log. GW officials are placing decals in residence halls reminding students to lock their doors and offering to sell or lease safes.

In addition, UPD Chief Dolores Stafford said the department is putting as many staff members in the residence halls as possible right now.

Sept. 3, 2009
The name of the victim has been removed from the story.

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