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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- UNCG Police are reminding students to keep a close eye on their valuables following a string of thefts on and around campus.

Police say there have been 10 reported thefts over the last two weeks, with thieves targeting cell phones, laptops and book bags. The department spoke with FOX8 about an initiative it developed to crackdown on the crimes.

UNCG Police also offered the following tips to avoid being victimized:

  1. Always lockup your property.
  2. Don't leave your property in plain sight unattended (i.e. cell phones, laptops, book bags, and purses).
  3. Never leave your property in plain sight in your vehicle -- put it in the trunk or take it in with you.
  4. Do not let strangers in your building.
  5. Never prop the doors to the residence halls open for any reason.
  6. Never leave your room (windows and doors) unlocked whether you are in the room or stepping out for just a minute.
  7. Never leave your bike unsecured or your car unlocked.
  8. Make a record of all your personal property including model numbers and serial numbers. Put an identifying mark on property of value, such as your initials or driver’s license number.
  9. If your property has been stolen, report it to police the moment you discover it missing.

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