An intruder broke into the Liberty Building off Moorland Road during the early hours of Tuesday morning, stealing cash and stock from a number of vending machines, as well as two MacBook Pros.
He carried out the burglary of the building, part of the School of Law, between 00.10am and 6.30am, entering and leaving a number of times through the course of the night to pack the stolen goods in to carrier bags, a rucksack and possibly a metal trolley.
The thief was disturbed at 6.30am by cleaning staff who arrived at the scene, and he fled on foot into the Hyde Park area.
The suspect is described as a white male of average build wearing a black hooded top with a light blue inner trim, black bottoms and dark footwear.
Police are calling for anyone who was in or around the university campus, especially Moorland Road and Belle Vue Road, at the time to get in touch.. Please contact West Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote reference 13150436748 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.