BOULDER - Surveillance video captured a man stealing laptops from a Boulder campus in September.

The incident was first reported Sept. 2. The man was caught on camera stealing five laptops but is suspected for taking all eight missing laptops.

It took place at the Engineering Center at the University of Colorado-Boulder campus.

Students also reported missing external hard drives, cables and headphones.

Thefts from the Eaton Lab in the Cristol Chemistry and Biochemistry Building were also reported.

The suspect is described at a 5 feet 11 inches man with a skinny build. He's believed to be in his early 30s.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477). Tips can also be reported at Crime Stoppers website:

The Police Department offers these tips to keep your items safe.

  • Always keep office doors locked when leaving the room.
  • Never leave laptops, mobile phones or other valuable items unattended when in common areas such as academic labs, dining rooms or libraries.
  • Record serial numbers of bikes, computers, cell phones and other valuable items. If the items are found it's easier for them to be returned. Register items at: