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By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
November 12, 1999
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Police are looking for two men who stole textbooks and assaulted a security guard from the U of A Bookstore Tuesday afternoon, police reports stated.

A security guard at the U of A Bookstore, 1209 E. University Blvd., called police after an altercation with the two men outside the bookstore, reports stated.

According to reports, the guard saw one of the men leave the bookstore at about 4:15 p.m. with what looked like a textbook under his flannel shirt.

The guard followed the man out of the store onto East North Campus Drive, reports stated.

While walking westbound on North Campus Drive, the security guard heard the first man say to another man, "I got two books," reports stated.

The second man told the first man that he "got two, too," reports stated.

The security guard then tapped the first man on the shoulder and identified himself.

He told the man to return to the bookstore, and the man hit him on the jaw and threw two textbooks at him, reports stated.

The guard hit the man in the cheek, and the man's friend said, "Just knock his head into the concrete, and let's get outta here," reports stated.

The two men then began to run eastbound.

The guard went back to the bookstore to call the UAPD, and when he went back outside, the men were gone.

Police arrived shortly after, and the guard said he was able to capture still pictures of both men from security cameras in the bookstore, reports stated.

He told police he was willing to help make composite pictures of both men and said he wants to press charges against the man who hit him if he is found.

A UA employee called police Tuesday after finding her camera and lens plate missing from a UA building.

The employee left the equipment in a room at the Biological Sciences West building, 1041 E. Lowell St., on Monday, and when she returned Tuesday, the items were missing.

Some students and staff told her they saw the items in the room at 9 p.m. Monday, reports stated.

Police responded Tuesday to a UA employee's report of two padlocks stolen from a UA CatCard deposit machine.

The employee was working at the Theatre Arts building, 1017 N. Olive Road, at about 3:45 p.m. when she went to a concession room and noticed the padlocks missing from the deposit machine.

The padlocks are two of three security measures to ensure money isn't stolen from the machine, reports stated.

No money was stolen, and the padlocks are valued at an estimated $100, reports stated.

The employee said the theft occurred between 10:50 p.m. on Monday and 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

She also told police that the locks often pop open if they aren't secured properly, reports stated.

A UA student called police Tuesday after her backpack was stolen from a room in a UA building.

The student said she was in a room between 2:45 and 3:15 p.m. at the U of A Bookstore, 1209 E. University Blvd., when her backpack was stolen, reports stated.

She said she put it in a corner, hidden from view, so whoever stole the backpack had to look closely to find it.

According to reports, the backpack contained textbooks valued at an estimated $220, class projects, computer floppy disks valued at an estimated $4, computer Zip disks valued at an estimated $240 and class notebooks.

The student said she didn't notice anyone in the area that might have taken her backpack.

Police spoke Tuesday to a UA student whose CatCard was stolen.

The student said she was in the Theatre Arts building between 1:00 and 1:15 p.m. making copies when her CatCard was stolen, reports stated.

She said she left the CatCard in one of the machines for 15 minutes, and when she returned to retrieve her CatCard, it was missing, reports stated.

She told police she didn't see anyone in the vicinity who might have taken the CatCard.

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