Officials: Computers, TVs damaged at UIS over weekend

Police are investigating after reported vandalism at the University of Illinois Springfield. (WICS)

TVs, computers and an array of electronic equipment were damaged at the University of Illinois Springfield overnight Sunday into Monday, campus police say.

Part of the ceiling tile was even removed in a classroom.

That's where police say would be thieves or vandals likely got in and out.

Then, they proceeded to ransack various electronics in two separate buildings.

Some items were apparently stored, or hidden, in recycling bins in a campus library and another building.

"It looks like they tried to rip the computers or monitors right out of the wall and some places, like the area behind us, it looks like they even tried to take the computer apart," UIS Spokesman Derek Schnapp said.

If you come across any property on campus that looks tampered with, you're encouraged not to touch anything as authorities piece together exactly what happened.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the police.

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