Crime Alert - Lewis Hall Burglary/Theft

Date Occurred: 
April 15, 2017
Crime Alert Number: 

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

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred in Lewis Hall on Saturday, April 15, 2017 between 5:15pm and 5:45pm. The victims have reported their unoccupied and unlocked rooms were entered by an unknown subject. Items stolen included a silver Dell XPS 15 laptop computer, a Google Nexus cellphone and a pair of white Superstar Adidas shoes. A second room was entered by the suspect and upon seeing the room was occupied, the suspect left the area. UMPD is looking to identify the individual in the attached photos in regard to the incident. Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact UMPD. Anonymous information can be left at (413) 577-TIPS (8477) or by using the UMPD anonymous witness form at

UMPD urges students to take precautions to avoid similar thefts, these include:

•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 04-17-8244

Posted: Apr 15, 2017, 7:58 pm
Last Updated: May 2, 2017, 12:47 pm


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.