Break-in and theft at TRUSU over the weekend

Thieves make off with office equipment after getting through two doors

The Students' Union building. (Wade Tomko/The Omega)

The Students’ Union building. (Wade Tomko/The Omega)

Last weekend, the Students’ Union Building was broken into. Thieves made off with office equipment from a locked room inside the building after breaking in from the outside.

TRUSU’s Executive Director Nathan Lane said that the break-in most likely occurred late on Saturday night.

Though Lane wouldn’t specify what room the equipment was stolen from, he did say it was a room usually used to store office equipment and items such as TVs and projectors. In order to access the equipment, thieves would have had to break through two sets of locked doors.

Lane also wouldn’t specifically say what was stolen, but he did say that none of the stolen items contained student information.

TRU security hasn’t completed its report yet, however Lane said that security was patrolling the area at the time of the break-in.

“We are reviewing all of the security protocols for the Students’ Union Building for both day and night, including our internal procedures and their external procedures,” Lane said.

On Wednesday, March 9, there was an attempted break-in at The Omega’s offices in Old Main, with damage to the door lock. Nothing was stolen and security is currently investigating that attempt and reviewing camera footage, as well.

TRU has contracted Concord Security for its security operations since the 1990s. The company’s contract is up for renewal in July of this year.

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