The EVE Observer
Posted - 2011.07.19 19:45:00 - [1
(Bourynes System — 7/19/113) Local authorities are investigating a mysterious break-in at the offices of the University of Caille Neuroscience Foundation aboard the Bourynes University of Caille station.
The incident, which took place just after midnight local time, wasn’t reported to authorities until nearly eight hours later. Dr. So Xien Aang, the facility's research director, attributed the delay to her belief that the incident “was not a serious issue.”
According to the incident report filed in the case, Dr. Aang told station security that three men wearing masks bypassed the facility’s exterior security and gained entry to the foundation’s offices and treatment wing. After an altercation with several members of the staff, the men left empty-handed.
“Fortunately, no one from my staff was seriously injured and most of the patients were unaware that anything out of the ordinary had taken place,” Dr. Aang is quoted in the report.
When reached by the Eve Observer for comment, Dr. Aang declined to be interviewed.
“There isn’t a story here,” she said. “I have no idea what those men were after, but whatever it was I can assure they did not find it here.”
Simon Toliver, the station’s chief of security, said his office has been hampered in their investigation because of the time lapse between the incident and its reporting. He said during the 8-hour interval in question at least 100 capsuleer and conventional ships departed from the station.
“Whoever was responsible could very well have been on any one of those vessels,” Toliver said. “Or they could still be sitting in the bar right now.”
Toliver said his staff is currently reviewing security videos from various parts of the station. However, if a significant lead doesn’t turn up, the matter will likely be set aside.
“We take all break-ins seriously,” he said. “But I don’t have the manpower or resources to chase people across the galaxy for nothing more than a hotwired door and a bloody nose.”
Curiously, a squad of Haktain Dynasty marines was milling about the area outside of the Neuroscience Foundation’s facilities. A lance corporal who wouldn’t give his name said the group didn’t see anything and had no comment.
The Bourynes facility is one of several U of C Neuroscience Foundation centers located throughout the Federation, but is considered by many to be among the best. In recent years, researchers at the Bourynes facility have published results from a number of cutting-edge studies involving neuroengineering.