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Date Occurred: 5/14/2019

The UMass Amherst Police Department is seeking help in identifying the individual in the attached photographs in relation to a stolen bicycle case.

At approximately 11pm on May 14, 2019 this individual was captured on video breaking a cable bike lock and stealing a bicycle from the bike racks outside of the John Olver Design Building.  The theft occurred on the North Pleasant St side of the building.  The stolen bike is a light green Schwinn mountain bike with flat handlebars. The individual appears to be a white male with brown hair, in his 20s or 30s.  At the time of the theft he had a mustache and goatee.

If you know the identity of this individual or have any information regarding this case please email Officer Robert Sweet at sweet@umass.edu or call (413) 545-2121.  Anonymous tip information can be left at (413) 545-TIPS (8477) or by using the UMPD anonymous witness form at... read full alert

Date Occurred: June 3, 2019

Update June 4, 2019 1243hrs.  A number of people have stepped forward to identify this suspect, UMPD is no longer seeking information on this case, thank you for your assistance.

The UMass Amherst Police Department is seeking help in identification of the individual in the attached photographs.  At 10:57AM on June 3, 2019 he was captured on video cutting a bike lock and stealing a bicycle from the bike racks outside the John Olver Design Building.  He appears to be a white male, average height and husky build.  He has dark hair that is closely shaved, a beard, but no mustache.  At the time of the incident he was wearing a t-shirt with large red and white horizontal stripes,​dark  gray shorts with a light plaid pattern, brown shoes, white framed sunglasses, and a dark gray backpack with ‘Under Armor’ down the middle of the back in green letters. The bike is a black Cannondale, women’s hybrid mountain bike style, serial number YC58355.  It is valued at $1400 and was the victim... read full alert

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