The University of Massachusetts Police Department is investigating thefts that have occurred at Sycamore Hall on May 31st and June 1st. The victims have reported their unoccupied, unlocked rooms were entered by unknown subject(s); as of this time, two rooms have been illegally entered and five individuals are reporting cash has been stolen. Anyone with information related to these crimes is encouraged to contact UMPD Officer Michael Billiel at (413) 545-2121; anonymous information can be left at (413) 577-TIPS(8477) or by using the UMPD anonymous witness form at https://www.umass.edu/umpd/anonymous-witness-form
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 dorm 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 http://www.umass.edu/umpd/project-protect
Jun 2, 2016, 1:28 pm
Last Updated: Jun 2, 2016, 2:32 pm