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Crime Alert - Stolen Motor Vehicle

Date Occurred: 
10/17/14
Crime Alert Number: 
CA 09-14-28865

On 10/17/14 the University of Massachusetts Police Department received a report of a stolen motor vehicle that had been parked in Lot 22 in the Southwest area of campus.  The vehicle's owner stated that the vehicle had been locked and no keys had been left inside. The investigation is ongoing. There are no suspects at this time.

UMPD encourages all of our community members to take the following precautions to keep their vehicles and belongings safe:

Lock your doors and close your windows when you leave your vehicle. This simple precaution is often the most overlooked.

Do not leave "spare" car keys in or around your vehicle. As convenient as it may be to have a "spare key" kept with your vehicle in the event that you lose your main key, this is also convenient to those who are looking to steal your car.

Do not leave valuables in your vehicle. Even if you are only leaving your vehicle parked for a "little while", valuable items such as laptops, wallets, purses and cell phones serve to make your vehicle a more desirable target for thieves.

Anyone with information related to this motor vehicle theft is encouraged to contact the UMPD at 413-545-2121 or anonymously at 413-577-TIPS.

 

Posted: Oct 18, 2014, 1:52 pm
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2016, 9:18 am

CONTACT

UMPD
585 East Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-9600

umpd@admin.umass.edu
413-545-2121 non-emergency
413-545-3111 emergency or 911
413-545-3113 fax

Tips

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