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UF reviews security improvements after NMSU bus thefts

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University of Florida police are investigating new security measures following the theft of computers and other items from a New Mexico State bus during Saturday’s football game.

Maj. Brad Barber of the university police says the department reviews all crimes that occur during Florida football games and assesses where improvements can be made.

The bus, which carried football staff members for NMSU, was parked outside the stadium in an area closed to vehicle traffic, but where hundreds of people were walking.

Barber says the bus driver said the vehicle was locked. The incident is being investigated as a burglary.

New Mexico State Athletic Director Mario Moccia expressed frustration in a tweet Sunday, saying all athletic department staff and guest bags had been stolen.

Republished with permission of The Associated Press. 

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