Recently there has been an increase in larcenies in the university hospital, Ashley River Towers (ART) and other buildings on campus. In most cases, these are "crimes of opportunity" involving items being unsecured and in unoccupied areas.
If you need to leave your work area, make sure you secure or lock the area to preclude the criminal from entering. Also, remind patients and their visitors to never leave items unattended in the patient rooms or the waiting areas of the hospital. It only takes a few seconds for someone to walk in an area and take valuable items for personal use.
If you witness a crime or see a suspicious person in the area, contact the Office of Public Safety at