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Master keys stolen from Lakeside Apartments in burglary

<h5>The Lakeside Apartments</h5>
<h6>Courtesy of the Office of Communications</h6>
The Lakeside Apartments
Courtesy of the Office of Communications

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a report of a burglary at the Lakeside Apartments, a graduate housing complex, on the morning of Monday Feb. 20. An investigation determined that someone entered a maintenance office and removed a set of master keys from the facility.

No injuries were reported.


According to University Spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss, there are “no indications of entry into other units in the complex.”

Hotchkiss said a set of keys that maintenance staff use to access mechanical areas of the complex were also removed from the office.

According to a Tiger Alert email sent out on Monday, American Campus Communities (ACC) — a real estate investment trust that manages the Lakeside Apartments — began working to rekey affected units at the complex. As of Wednesday morning, Hotchkiss said that ACC and the University were still working to rekey those areas “as soon as possible.”

Hotchkiss added that the incident remains under investigation and that ACC had been in contact with Lakeside residents and remains available to address questions or concerns.

“Residents are encouraged to contact DPS at 609-258-1000 should they observe any suspicious persons, behavior, or feel unsafe at any time,” Hotchkiss wrote in an email to The Daily Princetonian.