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Police investigating burglaries at EKU dorm rooms

Eastern Kentucky University police are investigating the burglaries of several rooms in two dormitories early Saturday morning.

Laptops and other electronics were stolen from five rooms in Commonwealth Hall and one room in Keene Hall, said Marc Whitt, EKU Associate Vice President for Public Relations.

All of the rooms had been left unlocked overnight, Whitt said. The burglaries happened when students were sleeping.

No suspects had been named Saturday evening. Whitt said it was unclear whether the burglars were students, but that all dorms on campus required keycards to gain entry.

The college issued a public safety warning reminding students to lock their doors and windows at all times.

"We always tell students ... whether they're in or out of their rooms, it's always a good idea to keep your door locked," Whitt said.

Anyone with information is asked to call EKU police at (859) 622-1111.

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