12/17/2021 at 6:40 AM
A student reported that he left his private apartment in the 6100 block of Waterman Blvd at 10:30 pm on 12/16/2021. The student indicated that when he left, he left the front door unlocked. The students’ two roommates, both students as well, remained inside the apartment. When the student returned to the apartment at 10:00 am on 12/17/2021, he discovered that his backpack was missing. The bag contained the student’s laptop and iPad. The two students who were home at the time of the incident did not report seeing or hearing anything unusual.
The students did have a video system set up at the apartment. Early this morning, an unknown male subject was observed entering the unlocked front door and exiting through the same door wearing a backpack.
St. Louis Metro Police Department is investigating
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• Lock your door, even when you are at home.
• Lock the windows to your apartment when closed, even if you are home. Close and lock windows when you leave your apartment.
• Remove objects such as coolers, chairs and small tables from outside your apartment. These objects may assist someone to easily access windows.
• If you have a sliding glass door, secure it further by placing a piece of wood in the track to prevent it from opening.
• Never prop open exterior doors or gates. If you see a door propped, close it.
• Don’t allow people you do not know to “tailgate” behind you into the building.
• When someone knocks at your door, don’t open it unless you know your visitor or you can confirm that the person should be in the building.
• If you arrive home to find your door ajar, hear unusual sounds or believe your apartment has been broken into, DON’T GO IN! Go to a telephone and call the Police.
• If you have security or safety concerns about your apartment or building facilities, discuss this information with your landlord.
• Consider installing a personal surveillance monitoring device on the entrance to your apartment.
• When you are away from your residence, leave your interior lights on.