Crime Alert - Washington Hall Burglary

Date Occurred: 
Crime Alert Number: 
CA 02-15-11429

The University of Massachusetts Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred in Washington Hall in the early morning hours on 5/1/2015. The victim stated that his room was entered by an unknown subject and his wallet was stolen from within.Both the victim and his roommate were in the room, sleeping, at the time of the theft. The victim woke up to find the subject in his room but believed that it might be a friend coming by to retrieve something; he later discovered that his wallet had been stolen. The door to the room was unlocked at the time the crime occurred. The only description of the suspect, as provided by the victim, is: white male, approximately 5'10" - 6'tall, with brown hair. Anyone with information related to this crime is encouraged to contact Officer Fisher at (413) 545-2121;anonymous information can be left at (413) 577-TIPS(8477). UMPD encourages our community to take the following precautions to prevent similar crimes: •LOCK YOUR DOORS. Do not leave your dorm 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

Posted: May 2, 2015, 11:40 am
Last Updated: May 2, 2015, 11:42 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.