A third of stu­dents hit by thieves

The Mail on Sunday - - Femail -

ONE in three stu­dents will fall vic­tim to thieves while at uni­ver­sity, with cash, phones, lap­tops and clothes the most com­mon items stolen, ac­cord­ing to a new study.

Seven per cent also said they had been mugged, nor­mally hav­ing their mo­bile and money stolen.

Kevin Pratt, of Money­Su­per­Mar­ket, which con­ducted the poll of 1,000 young­sters, said: ‘Thieves are op­por­tunis­tic and will of­ten tar­get stu­dent ar­eas.

‘If you live in shared ac­com­mo­da­tion, make sure you have a lock on your room door – you can’t be too care­ful.’

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