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32 FAU students' cars broken into, no items stolen

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Dozens of cars on Florida Atlantic University's campus were broken into Thursday night into Friday morning. Shattered glass still covers the ground in the Parliament Hall parking lot near student dorm rooms.

Campus police found 32 cars had shattered windows, some had multiple windows broken. The crooks also caused dents on some cars. An FAU spokesperson says nothing was reported stolen.

The thought of criminals just wreaking havoc for fun frustrates Gabrielle Leppo who had to ask her parents for $250 dollars to fix her car window.

"I just don't know why they would target college students because everyone is like already broke and struggling," said Leppo who is a freshman.

Hudson Lowe just started school this semester and doesn't have a job yet.

"I'm kind of not sure what I'm going to do right now," said Lowe.

Boca Raton Police say they did not have any reports of break-ins overnight off campus. It leads Leppo and Lowe to believe campus parking lots are being targeted, especially because they say this isn't the first time it's happened.

"Just like two weeks ago, a parking lot over there had the same thing happen," added Lowe.

An FAU spokesperson would not comment on whether the lot has any surveillance cameras.

'They put a police post up, they definitely need to install cameras, otherwise this is not going to stop obviously cause they are not getting caught," said Lowe.

The FAU Police Department is investigating the break-ins.

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