Someone is stealing lug nuts from cars parked on the UC San Diego campus, according to the university’s police department.
Three incidents have been reported over the last nine months prompting officials to release a community warning to students, staff and visitors.
The most recent incident was reported on Wednesday, Oct. 2, between noon and 5 p.m. when a victim reported that someone tampered with their vehicle. Lug nuts were removed from the car’s right side front and rear tire rims.
The second incident happened between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the same day when a driver reported that someone removed five lug nuts from the left front rim of the car. The victim said the theft was discovered when the vehicle began having problems on the highway.
A third incident of attempted vandalism happened near campus, officials said.
UC San Diego police officers suggest drivers should conduct a visual inspection of your tires and rims before operating your vehicle.
Anyone with information should contact the UC San Diego detective at (858) 534-4359.