By Doug Oakley
BERKELEY -- Computers are the big deal on the UC Berkeley campus this summer -- if you happen to be a thief.
UC Berkeley police are investigating the theft of 29 iPads and one Android tablet computer from Lawrence Hall of Science, a take valued at over $13,000.
While officials from the science hall reported the theft on Monday, the crime occurred sometime between June 15 and Aug. 10, according to a police report.
The theft of the iPads comes after police in late July arrested a UC Berkeley graduate student and another person for the theft of 39 desktop computers from Mulford Hall on campus.
Police said they tracked down the suspects through an online sales site listing one of the stolen computers.
Also in July, 10 laptop computers were stolen from the Foothill housing complex, UC police said in a report, but police have not reported any resolution to that crime.
Doug Oakley covers Berkeley. Contact him at 510-843-1408. Follow him at Twitter.com/douglasoakley.