The University of Massachusetts Police Department has received a report from a resident student that a laptop computer was stolen from her residence in Kennedy Hall on Friday, January 30. The resident stated that she had left her room to visit friends between approximately 9:00pm and 10:00pm, and had left her room door open while she was gone. The stolen laptop is described as a silver MacBook Air. The investigation is continuing.
Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact UMPD at (413) 545-2121; anonymous information can be left at (413) 577-TIPS.
UMPD urges students to take precautions to avoid similar thefts. These include:
- Do not leave your dorm room door open or unlocked while you are away, even if only for a few minutes.
- Do not leave valuables unattended where they are easily seen and quickly taken. This applies not only to dorm rooms but also to classrooms, the library, your car, etc.
- Register the valuables that you bring on-campus with UMPD’s Project Protect. For more information please see http://www.umass.edu/umpd/project-protect
Jan 31, 2015, 6:52 pm
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2016, 9:17 am