University Police are requesting the campus community’s assistance in identifying suspects in recent laptop computer thefts and robbery.
The most recent theft occurred at 7 p.m., Monday, April 29, when a man entered a classroom in Building 7 (College of Environmental Design) when students were not there. He took two laptops and fled to a car parked on University Drive just north of Camphor Lane.
The suspect was described as a black male, about 20, with a medium build and weighing 180 to 200 pounds. He was wearing a dark shirt and pants. The suspect’s vehicle was described as a white Nissan Maxima of unknown age.
Between 3 and 4 p.m. on Friday, April 26, a laptop was stolen from a storeroom in Building 8 (College of Science). No suspect was observed in this incident.
A laptop robbery occurred in Feb. 19 in Building 2 (College of Agriculture), and laptops were stolen Jan. 28 in Building 3 (Science Laboratory), and Feb. 1 in Building 7 (College of Environmental Design). The suspect descriptions and mode of operation in the February incidents are similar to the most recent crimes. The suspects’ vehicles in the February incidents are described as a red compact and a dark, older model car, possibly a Honda Civic.
Police are asking members of the community to be vigilant and aware of their surroundings: Report suspicious-looking persons or activity to University Police. Take extra security precautions immediately. Keep electronics and valuables in a secure location, and avoid leaving belongings unattended.
Anyone with information about the crimes and possible suspects should contact University Police at (909) 869-3070. Anonymous tips can be left at (909) 869-3399.