Police Investigate Thefts from Offices

University Police are asking the campus community to be on alert for unfamiliar or suspicious individuals after recent thefts on campus.

On Tuesday, March 10, a suspect entered unoccupied and unlocked staff and faculty offices in Buildings 79 and 79B (Collins College) and stole personal property, including a purse, wallets, iPod and backpack. Witnesses saw a male suspect in both buildings prior to the thefts.

Police describe the man as having dark skin, shaved head, in his mid to late 30s, about 5 feet, 10 inches tall and around 200 pounds. He was wearing a black sweater, light blue T-shirt and jeans. He was last seen carrying a bright blue backpack that belonged to one of the victims.

“This is a valuable reminder for our campus to be on alert for anyone who looks unfamiliar or seems out of place. We need everyone's help in looking out for suspicious activity,” says University Police Chief Michael Guerin.

Individuals can take security precautions by keeping valuables locked in a cabinet or drawer. Faculty and staff also should close and lock their doors when leaving their offices or work areas, even for a brief moment.

University Police ask the campus community to immediately report any suspicious individuals or activities by calling (909) 869-3070 on a mobile phone, using a Blue Phone call box or dialing 911 from any conventional campus phone.

Anyone with information about the recent thefts should contact University Police detectives at (909) 869-3070.