Unsolved property crimes increasing in Columbia

Sunday, July 6, 2008 | 4:30 p.m. CDT; updated 3:25 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

COLUMBIA — Sometime in January, toward the end of winter break, a still-unidentified person removed an air-conditioning unit and crawled through the window of Tim Hoffman’s first-floor, four-bedroom apartment near Mark Twain Hall, an MU residence hall. The burglar ransacked Hoffman’s room and took a guitar, a high-definition TV, hundreds of CDs and various other items. They have yet to be recovered.