WASHINGTON – A series of thefts from dorm rooms at the University of Maryland in College Park has police reminding students to treat their dorm rooms like their homes – and lock their doors.
Police also released images of people of interest in thefts Tuesday evening.
There were eight incidents of breaking and entering and personal property theft between 7 – 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7 from Centerville Hall and Cumberland Hall at the University of Maryland, police say. The eight dorm rooms that a man entered reportedly were not locked.
Between 8:45 – 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, there were four incidents of breaking and entering and theft in Denton Hall. A male suspect reportedly entered four different unlocked dorm rooms and stole property, police say.
Police say the suspect in the Jan. 30 incidents was a black male, approximately 6- feet tall with a beard. He was wearing a black or navy blue winter hat, a black coat and dark pants at the time of the incidents.
In the Feb. 7 incidents, police describe the suspect as a black male who was approximately 5-feet, 10-inches tall wearing a black winter hat and black clothing. He reportedly had a rough complexion and spoke with an accent.
Students or other people with information about the incidents are encouraged to contact the University of Maryland police at 301-405-1796. Students and others may also email any information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students are also reminded not to prop doors open, let workers into buildings and to lock their doors even when leaving to shower or visit friends in the hall.