Crime Alert - Burglary/Thefts from Residence Halls

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UPDATE: 5/2/17 We thank the community for your assistance, a suspect has been identified.

UMPD is investigating several reports of stolen laptops and cell phones and wish to prevent additional thefts from occurring during the end of the semester. Within the past week, a number of laptops have been stolen from various residence hall rooms. On April 20th , an unlocked residence hall room was entered in Moore Hall and a Mac Pro laptop was stolen. On April 26th, an unlocked residence hall room was entered in Kennedy Hall and a Mac Pro laptop and a blue Puma bag were stolen. On April 28th , two additional rooms in Moore Hall were entered and a Mac Pro laptop was stolen from one room and a small amount of cash and a cell phone from the other. There are no suspect descriptors at this time.

Anyone with information about these types of crimes is encouraged to contact UMPD. Anonymous information can be left at (413) 577-TIPS (8477) or by using the UMPD anonymous witness form at

While the responsibility for criminal behavior rests solely with the perpetrator(s), UMPD encourages our community to take the following precautions to prevent similar crimes:
•Do not leave your 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 residence hall 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

CA 05-17-8585

Posted: Apr 28, 2017, 6:49 pm
Last Updated: May 2, 2017, 12:46 pm


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