By Linda Wilkins
The Baylor Bookstore has started to allow students to leave their bags behind the counter after a student’s backpack was stolen from the cubbies in the lobby April 13.
Baylor Police Chief Jim Doak said the student’s backpack had numerous possessions in it.
The Campus Fire and Crime Log online lists the loss as between $1,500 and $20,000.
Doak said there are no suspects at this point in the investigation, which is ongoing.
Richard Schleiffer, assistant manager of the Baylor Bookstore, said the store started using the cubbies to increase safety.
He said students used to drop their bags off in the front of the store and when the store would get crowded, people would trip on them.
He said the cubbies are meant to clear the entrance way.
Schleiffer said there are staffers outside in the lobby when the store is busy and they watch the cubbies, and staffers have also started making rounds to the cubbies even when the store isn’t busy.
Schleiffer said he could not comment on the actual theft because it is a police matter and an open investigation.
He said he has not heard of any other items stolen from the lobby and he was amazed that the theft occurred at Baylor.
Hamilton, Ontario, Baylor Law student Taylor Ormond said she finds the cubbies inconvenient because students cannot take their bags into the store and doesn’t think the area with the cubbies is safe enough.
“I understand they [the store] need to protect their merchandise, but they need some sort of security for [the lobby],” Ormond said.