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Police report backpacks, purse stolen from offices at UW Hospital

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Three burglaries, likely connected, took place Friday afternoon at UW Hospital, according to UW police.

The burglaries happened between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. and a few backpacks and one purse taken, according to a police spokesperson.

The offices were unlocked and police referred to the burglaries as crimes of opportunity.

He said the items stolen were personal belongings and there is no concern the backpacks or purse contained any sensitive information.

He said police informed the campus through email on Tuesday because the three incidents count as a string of burglaries. He advises anyone on campus to keep doors locked and valuables secured.

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