Personal information of some KU students stolen during break-in

Kansas University police are investigating a break-in at KU Student Housing’s offices that resulted in some students’ personal information being stolen, said KU spokeswoman Jill Jess.

The break-in occurred last Wednesday night or Thursday morning, Jess said. Two computers — a desktop and a laptop —were taken, along with a binder containing housing paperwork for current and past Stouffer Place and Sunflower Apartments residents. The information stolen from the offices, which are at 422 W. 11th, included names, KU ID numbers and dates of birth. It also included dependents’ names and dates of birth.

A small number of the reports included Social Security numbers, Jess said. KU ID numbers will not allow access to student records without a password.

Affected students have been informed exactly what information was stolen, and KU officials are recommending that students whose paperwork was stolen update their passwords.

Anyone with information on the crimes should call the KU Public Safety Office at 864-5900, KU Crime Stoppers at 864-8888 or the Douglas County Crime Stoppers at 843-TIPS.

By Andy Hyland

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