At Bakersfield College, there have been multiple thefts and assaults on campus over the last several months, which have already made students question their safety while walking to class. Wednesday in broad daylight at the entrance to the campus, someone broke into this car. No purses, wallets, or money was stolen; but instead, the whole third row back seats. 23ABC's Adam Bowles talked to the victim, Isabel, who wasn’t comfortable being shown on camera for safety reasons who says this shouldn’t have never happened.
A student at Bakersfield College has her car broken into in broad daylight
Posted at 5:40 PM, Apr 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-27 22:17:37-04
"Usually I park in the back and nothing ever happens," Isabel said. "Yesterday, I parked by the entrance and that’s where it happened which is really surprising cause there are a lot of traffic around there and this was between 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. so someone must have seen something. I mean they pulled these seats out through the window."
This is the most concerning problem to students that now demand for something to be done about crime on campus.
"These incidents are happening too often," Isabel said. "and they can't be going on every semester, you know we have to feel safe when we come to school."
Because of this, 23ABC's Adam Bowles reached out to the Director and Chief of Public Safety on campus to see what is being done.
"We are increasing our patrols of the areas," Christopher Counts said. "We caught several people attempting to break into vehicles. The administration is very public safety oriented and they support us a hundred percent and they give us what we need to keep the students and faculty and staff safe here."
Isabel, the student who had her car broken into, is now making a petition on campus to raise awareness of theft and assault on campus. And if you have any information on this case you are encouraged to contact campus police or the Bakersfield Police Department.
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