Crime Alert - Theft from Cance Hall

Date Occurred: 
January 25, 2017
Crime Alert Number: 

The University of Massachusetts Police Department is investigating a theft that occurred in Cance Hall on January 25th between the hours of 11:20am and 12:15pm. The victim reported his unoccupied, unlocked room was entered by unknown subjects and numerous items were taken from the room. Items reported stolen include a black HP game computer with a red keyboard, a blue and orange bomber jacket, a black suitcase and a significant amount of cash. Police have reason to believe the suspects targeted this victim due to prior knowledge of significant cash in the room.

UMPD is requesting your assistance in identifying the individuals in the three accompanying photographs. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact UMPD Officer Lisa Billiel at (413) 545-2121; anonymous information can be left at (413) 577-TIPS (8477) or by using the UMPD anonymous witness form at

UMPD encourages our community to take the following precautions to prevent similar crimes:
LOCK YOUR DOORS Do not leave your room door open or unlocked while you are away, even if only for a few minutes, and especially while you are asleep.
Do not leave valuables unattended where they are easily seen and quickly taken. This applies not only to residence halls but also to classrooms, the library, your car, etc.
Register valuables that you bring to campus with UMPD's Project Protect. For more information please see

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Cance Hall - Breaking and Entering Photo #1
Cance Hall - Breaking and Entering Photo #2
Cance Hall - Breaking and Entering Photo #3

Posted: Jan 25, 2017, 6:15 pm
Last Updated: Jan 26, 2017, 3:47 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.