WUPD attempts to combat rising Kia thefts tied to Tik Tok trend

The Kia Boyz Tiktok trend, which demonstrates how to steal a Kia or Hyundai in a matter of minutes, took hold over the summer. The Washington University Police Department (WUPD) Chief Angela Coonce believes that the trend has led to three cars being stolen from WashU students living off campus since the start of this academic year.

| Contributing Writer

Student carjacked Tuesday night on Waterman Boulevard

Tuesday night, a carjacking was reported at the 6100 block of Waterman Boulevard at approximately 10:30 p.m. A student reported that when they were exiting their car, they were approached by a subject with a handgun.

| Senior News Editor

Rise in bike thefts on campus troubles students

When junior Zach Hembree left his apartment on Waterman Blvd. to bike to campus about two weeks ago, he found that his bike—or at least most of it—had disappeared. “I had locked it out in front of Waterman the night before and when I woke up in the morning to use it, it just wasn’t there,” Hembree said.

The thieves are among us

“The more expensive a school is, the more crooks it has – I’m not kidding,” says Holden Caulfield. This year, crime is making the headlines: mob violence in the Loop, laptop thefts all over campus, muggings off campus, and, worst of all, the slaying of a police officer. These many crimes may have eroded people’s […]

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