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Mark Niesse, "Upscale thieves take advantage of witless cubicle-dwellers," The Associated Press, October 15, 2003
This summer, a Boca Raton, Fla., police spokesman says, a well-dressed burglar chatted with office workers at an elevator, bidding them "a nice day" while walking off with three laptops.
In the past 18 months, an Atlanta task force of police officers and property owners set up to combat "office creeping" ... has cracked 11 cases but is still looking for seven other suspects, including one believed to be a cross-dressing man. "About every property around metro Atlanta has been hit by an office creeper," says Jim Carsten, director of security for an Atlanta-based landlord, Cousins Properties Inc., and a member of the task force, known as Metro Tech.
Dean Starkman, "To Stop That Laptop Thief, Hold the Smile, Not the Door," The Wall Street Journal, September 24, 2003
Tenants seek protection from a wide range of undesirables such as disgruntled ex-employees, crazed clients, dishonest office workers and organized groups of thieves, known as "office creepers," who make their way through whole neighborhoods.
Ron Galperin, "Office buildings stepping up security services," Los Angeles Times. June 24, 1990
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