New Mexico State bus target of theft during Florida game

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- University of Florida police say electronics, computers and other items were stolen from a New Mexico State team personnel bus during Saturday's game.

Brad Barber of the university police department said Sunday that the bus, which carried football staff members, was parked outside the stadium in a secure area during the game.

"Dozens of police cars were parked near the bus, so it seemingly took some gall to enter the bus where it was parked," Barber told The Associated Press by phone.

A second bus, which carried New Mexico State players, wasn't targeted.

Florida beat New Mexico State 61-13 in their season-opening game.

New Mexico State Athletic Director Mario Moccia tweeted his frustration over the matter. "We'll it's a first. Our bus was broken into all athletic dept staff and guest bags stolen inside! Not a joke," he wrote.

Barber said a witness told police two people were involved in the theft.

"The general information was that at some point during the football game two individuals pulled this off. There is one witness who saw what happened. One of the individuals gained entry and was on the bus for a short time and exited the bus with some electronic equipment, laptops, headphones, a small amount of cash and a few items left on that bus," he said.

As of Sunday afternoon, police said they had not identified any suspects.

"There was a large contingent of officer working that game. Most of them were inside the stadium, but there were some outside," Barber said.

He added that police would not release an official report on the incident before Tuesday.