Tuesday, October 2, 2012
College students are becoming victims of crime. Wichita Sate campus police and city police are working together to stop the problems.
Wichita community police officer Donielle Walker and WSU police detective Jeff Rider are warning students to be careful and not become victims.
In one night, police say thieves broke into 4 cars in a student apartment parking lot and into two more cares a few blocks away.
"We try to be in the area as much as we can to reassure those in the area that we are concerned about what goes on," Rider says.
Officers carry ‘if I were a thief’ flyers – warning car owners of what they could have lost and check for valuables inside the cars in the lot.
"It takes less than a minute to get in the car and steal what they want and be gone," Officer Donielle Walker says.
One of Vernisha Walker’s friends became a victim.
"They busted the window and the glove box was open," she says.
And something that’s rare and even more frightening, police say, on Sept. 21, someone with a gun robbed a WSU student as he was walking to campus. Together, campus police and city police hope to educate students and keep crime down in the area.
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