BERKELEY, CABerkeley Police are fed up with laptop thieves. In response to ongoing thefts and robberies, the Patrol Division has placed undercover officers in a number of cafes citywide.

Now, officers want you to do your part by following these safety tips:

  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Do not leave your valuables unattended (especially electronic devices)
  • Consider using a locking device to secure your property to the table
  • Back up your work to either an external hard drive (not kept with the computer) or to the cloud
  • Purchase tracking software so that you can be reunited with your device if it becomes stolen
  • If tracking software came with your device, remember to activate it and safeguard your logon & password
  • Make note of your electronic devices’ serial number
  • If you see something suspicious, say something immediately (call 9-1-1)