Police will review CCTV footage after thieves stole laptops worth an estimated $30,000 from a computer lab at the Australian National University.
Officers were called to the university's Acton campus on Monday after staff discovered 22 Apple MacBooks were missing from three Ethel Troy Computer Laboratory rooms.
There were no signs of a break-in.
An ACT Policing spokeswoman said police believed the laptops were nabbed some time between 7.45pm on Saturday and 9.30am Monday.
While there was a report of a burglary at the university on March 10, there was no evidence to suggest the two incidents were linked, the spokeswoman said.
The laboratory was locked down on Monday as police investigated.
They would speak to ANU security and a forensic team would examine the crime scene as part of the probe.
An ANU spokesman confirmed the matter had been referred to police.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers, 1800 333 000.