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They stole 19 ULA computer equipment worth more than $ 40,000

Teachers, students and employees of the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Education on Monday visited the rector's office in protest against the growing insecurity in work and classrooms. Photo: Courtesy Continuous Link

Mérida.- Saturday night, November 17th three people with a hood entered the Faculty of Humanities and University of the Andes (ULA) in Merida, specifically designed for construction B, where the most valuable computer equipment School of Audiovisual Media (EMA).

Subjects they raped an aluminum fence located at the back of the building and went straight to the second floor, where the guard was with the keys of all the classrooms and doors of the structure. The guard they hit him with a revolver and with other blunt objects, causing serious injury. Then they handcuffed him and took the keys.

Currently, the caretaker is hospitalized in private clinic cities, because of the seriousness of the attack. It was known that he had several head injuries points earned, also he lost some teeth and bruises on different parts of the body.

Losing is almost impossible to replace.

The criminals they knew in advance where the equipment was protected as they directly opened class B-19 where they were 19 computers brand Apple iMac owned by EMA. The teams were there, because where they should be, at the headquarters of the EMA, there are leaks which may lead to their deterioration, in addition to what exists big uncertaintyThis was explained by the Dean of the Faculty Mary Lopez in connection with the fact addressed to the Rector and other members of the University Council.

Francisco Quignones, director of the EMA, pointed out Pit that the thieves removed all the equipment at the main door of the building, again closing it with a lock. Then they went to the parking lot adjacent Faculty of Law and Political Sciencewhere the car was waiting for them to transfer them to the loot. On the way, some teams remained lying down.

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“Losing these teams is a blow to the EMA. They practice post production of all the students' works in their four mentions: direction, production, sound and photography, ”complained Quignones, who sees a very difficult replacement equipment.

Some equipment recovered, but in poor condition

On the same Sunday, the faculty’s dean filed a complaint against theft before cicpc, It was known that afternoon some equipment appearedwhose number was not indicated by the authorities, but they were found in poor condition because they were found on the ground and in the undergrowth both faculties.

Police authority also Examine student the faculty where the theft occurred to sleep in the building during an event, especially in a room that functions as a place Student center, Quignones said that the young man did not explain his presence on the spot or wanted to give the keys to the class where he was sleeping.

University Council announces

This Monday, Lopez, accompanied by Quignones and other professors and faculty members, was in headquarters of the rectorwhere the dean asked for the right to speak at the session University Council through the offer urgently request again increased oversight in the room.

This year at least 12 robberies suffered humanities and humanities These include electrical and telecommunications wiring, plumbing, attacks on canteens and car batteries. In addition, in two cases they tried to steal two bronze sculptures large size and value.

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