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Janitor arrested in connection with campus thefts

October 4, 2012

MANHATTAN, KS — Pricey electronics including flat screen televisions and laptops have been mysteriously disappearing from offices in and around Kansas State University's Plant Sciences Building, according to WIBW-TV.

Following an investigation, Kansas State University Police arrested Andre Murphy, 33, a campus janitor, the article stated.Kansas State University

According to the article, a search of Murphy's home by both university and Riley County police led to the discovery of several of the stolen items.

"We executed some search warrants off campus and discovered a large amount of stolen property from the university. In that, the arrest was made of Andre Murphy, who is an employee here at the university. The investigation revealed that he had been involved in the theft of those items," said Captain Don Stubbings with the K-State Police Department.

Besides the stolen property, officers also found drugs, cash and a gun during their search; Murphy was arrested on two counts of felony theft as well as a misdemeanor theft count and several drug charges, the article noted.

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