By Laura Katsirdakis
Crime, transgression, misdeed, unlawful act, offence, general
and all around badness, call it what you want but those who
are criminally-challenged call it spreading the heinous and
oh so sinful love.
On the night of Wednesday, Feb. 4, 15 flat screen computer
monitors were stolen from the Stevenson-Lawson Building. Deanne
Babcock, manager of the research accounting department, said
the thieves, endowed with super human thieving strength, punched
a hole through the wall and opened the door. Once inside, she
said, they were able to gain access to the general accounting
computers as well.
Const. Paul Martin, spokesperson for the London Police Department,
said the investigators are looking for three white males, approximately
18 to 21 years of age. These three men were seen in the area
before the theft occurred.
“This was a fairly substantial break-in,” Martin
said, confirming the estimated value of the theft was between
$7,500 and $8,000.
“They are being replaced immediately,” Babcock
said of the stolen monitors, adding other departments loaned
some old monitors to the accounting department on the morning
after the theft.
“We will be putting a security system in place,” she
said, noting the new monitors would not be put in the office
until the security system was ready.
Elgin Austen, Campus Community Police Service spokesman, could
not be reached for comment.
In London news, a Canada-wide warrant was issued for the arrest
of Skerdi (Steve) Zena (pictured above), a 5’8” white
male weighing 180 pounds, with a stocky build and dark short
hair. He is wanted on one count of attempted murder, Martin
Zena’s crime involved stabbing a woman with a knife
in her Bow St. residence in the early morning of Jan. 31 (as
reported in last week’s Usual Suspects), Martin said,
adding Zena’s last known address is on Oakville Ave.
Police are asking anyone with any information on Zena to call
Crime Stoppers at 661-TIPS or 1-800-222-TIPS. He is to be considered
armed and dangerous, and is reported to have had no discernible
relationship with the victim, who is currently in stable condition