Theft in the RCC

Two journalism edit suite computers from the Rogers Communications Centre (RCC) have been stolen.

According to Lesley Salvadori, the Ryerson School of Journalism’s news media technical co-ordinator, the theft happened between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 8:30 this morning.

The two computers are the only things that are known to have been taken at this time. The monitors were left behind.

The edit suites are behind a door that requires journalism students to have a valid OneCard to gain access after 6 p.m.

After 6 p.m., students are required to get a key from the Equipment Distribution Centre to remain in the edit suites.

There is currently a request for security to change the lock to require card access 24/7, according to Salvadori. She said that will take one day for them to process.

An investigation is currently underway to determine how the theft happened.

There has been a history of thefts in the RCC. “We get random things stolen, students’ purses, wallets,” Salvadori said.

Most recently, there has been a string of locker thefts in the basement of the RCC where someone has cut the locks off of the lockers and taken the valuables inside.

According to Salvadori, the last time equipment was stolen was a computer monitor from a journalism lab last year.

 

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