Among the things cooked up lately in Culinary House: a successful scheme to steal laptops from many of its residents.
According to the police report, a Galesburg resident and acquaintance of a 265 S. Academy St. resident gained entry to the house late Saturday, when he allegedly stole approximately $4,400 worth of laptops from Knox students — three Apple MacBooks and an Asus laptop.
Sophomore Oscar Hallas, a Culinary House resident and one of the burglary victims, said the burglar was identified as someone who had spent some time at the house this year, and he was let in by an unsuspecting resident of the house.
“I probably would have done the same thing,” Hallas said.
The property has not yet been recovered, except for one laptop that the burglar dropped as he was fleeing the house. The incident is pending further investigation by the Galesburg Police Department.