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There Are So Many Canada Goose Jackets At Boston University They've Become A Target For Thieves

Seriously, a warm sweater would suffice.

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There's a rise in thefts at Boston University, and the thieves are going after students' most precious belongings: their Canada Goose jackets.

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Campus police told BU Today there have been 14 clothing thefts since the start of the school year, most of them Canada Goose jackets that can cost upwards of $1,000 USD.

Canada Goose jackets, made for surviving the harshest of Arctic climes, have become inexplicably popular with students at BU, giving thieves lots of potential targets.

Canada Goose coats are VERY in with BU undergrads rn

Saw BU students being interviewed on the news, counted at least 6 Canada goose jackets

If I had a dollar for every Canada Goose jacket I see at BU I would be able to afford one

Most of the thefts have happened at the main campus gym, where students are likely to hang up their coats while they work out, a BUPD officer told BU Today.

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“We are trying to get the message out about being careful not to leave your jackets unattended, since they are looked at as desirable by thieves because of their value,” a campus police officer told BU Today. “Lock them up instead of hanging them on a coat rack. That’s an immediate solution.”

The Boston University Police Department did not return BuzzFeed Canada's request for comment.

Ishmael N. Daro is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto. PGP fingerprint: 5A1D 9099 3497 DA4B

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