Not the first, and not the last.
Just a reminder that cheap uni housing in cities does attract unwanted attention. All laptops stolen, amongst other things.
One poor girl was in (alone) at the time (midnight)
and locked herself in her bedroom only to have the burglar try and kick her door down. Terrified. She didn't know they were only after her laptop etc. The police had to use a crow bar to get her out of her room as the door was jammed; the thug had kicked so hard trying to get in!
Anyway, the point is, it does happen unfortunately so please remind your university DD's and DS's to back up their work often and to think about what personal info they have on their word docs etc. One girl in DD's house had created a word document with all her passwords on it! Tell them not to have 'save password'
for their various accounts.
You can't stop a determined burglar but encourage DD's and DS's to make it as difficult for the scumbags as they can. Remind them to think about their security and take steps to keep them and their property as safe as possible.
I know we tell them, and university tells them but... they need reminding.
This is just another reminder!