Crime Alert - Theft from a Building

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Update 12/8/17: UMPD would like to thank the community for their prompt responses, this person and has been identified.

UMPD is investigating several mailboxes being broken into in the Sylvan Residential Area. Within the past few weeks, multiple students have reported their mailboxes were broken into and had mail removed from them in both Brown and McNamara Residential Halls. Through the investigation of these reports, officers have captured a person of interest on the security cameras. This person has been “tailgating” students into the residence halls and does not appear to be a resident in the Sylvan area. UMPD is looking to identify the individual in the attached two photographs. Anyone with information about this person or these crimes is encouraged to contact UMPD Officer Liptak or Officer Sweet at (413) 545-2121. Anonymous information can be left at (413) 577-TIPS (8477) or by using the UMPD anonymous witness form at
UMPD is working with the UMass Residence Service Offices to have mail temporarily redirected to the mail offices so students can retrieve their mail directly.
While the responsibility for the stolen items in these cases rests solely on the perpetrator, students are reminded to not let anyone enter a residence hall behind them and request that relatives or others do not send cash in the mail.

CA 07-17-23657

Posted: Dec 3, 2017, 6:37 am
Last Updated: Dec 8, 2017, 10:25 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.