Valuables, charitable donation stolen from uToronto Engineering Society

January 16, 2015

Police are investigating after thieves broke into the University of Toronto Engineering Society’s Blue & Gold committee room, making off with valuables and an $800 donation for the Daily Bread Food Bank. The Engineering Society says that the thieves used shovels, hammers, and bolt cutters to gain access to the room. Most of the items taken were of “personal, sentimental, or community heritage value,” including hardhats, coveralls, trophies, and a homecoming banner. The nature of these items, often used in special events, leads the Engineering Society to suspect that a rival school or college may have been behind the theft. “It’s extremely unfortunate that they’ve taken our friendly rivalry so seriously,” said Engineering Society President Teresa Nguyen. Globe and Mail