Crime Alert - Aggravated Burglary

Date Occurred: 
May 1, 2016
Crime Alert Number: 

Update to Crime Alert: Sunday May 1, 2016 8:20pm - The third and final suspect has been identified and arrested by UMPD, thank you for your assistance. No further information is needed.

On Sunday May 1, 2016 at 4:44am UMass Amherst Police responded to a report of an aggravated burglary in progress in Washington Hall. The victims reported three masked men attempting to enter rooms on numerous floors in the hall. Upon arrival, responding officers identified and arrested two suspects as they were fleeing from a room. The third, unidentified suspect remains at large at this time. He is believed to be a white male, thin build, dark hair wearing a grey/blue hooded sweatshirt. Please see the attached photo for more information. Two of the suspects were found to have knives in their possession, however no one was threatened or physically harmed during the crime.

The UMass Police Department is investigating this crime. If you can help identify the third individual involved, please contact investigating Officer J. Minich by calling the UMass Police at 413-545-2121 or via email at Anonymous tips can also be provided by calling 413-577-TIPS (8477) or by using the UMPD anonymous witness form at

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Posted: May 1, 2016, 9:07 am
Last Updated: Jul 18, 2016, 9:57 am


585 East Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-9600
413-545-2121 non-emergency
413-545-3111 emergency or 911
413-545-3113 fax


Call 413-577-TIPS (8477) or use our Anonymous Witness Form.