The University of Minnesota Police Department received two reports of Burglary that occurred in Yudof Hall and Comstock Hall on late Sunday afternoon (11/11/2012). The suspects made entry into the residence halls by other residents opening doors for them. The suspects would walk through the halls checking for unoccupied rooms with valuables in them. In these cases they took electronic devices.
A description for the suspects is: Two African American males, 5’ 10” to 6’ tall, 18 to 22 years old. One of the males has a light build, with facial hair, wearing blue jeans, a white sweatshirt and a medium blue colored ball cap. The second male, shown in the photo below, has a heavier build, blue jeans, a white t-shirt with writing on it and a baby blue ball cap. The suspects switched up carrying a camera with them apparently to make themselves look less suspicious.
Anyone with information regarding these burglaries is asked to call the University of Minnesota Police Department at 612-624-COPS (2677).
The University of Minnesota Police Department asks that you remember the following:
* Do not allow anyone into your residence hall that you don’t know.
* Lock your door when you are not in your room or if you are using your rest room.
* If you see someone suspicious call 911.
* Make sure you have a record of the serial numbers for all your electronic devices.
* Always be aware of your surroundings because when you are distracted you make an easier target.
* When threatened with a weapon, it's best not to resist. Your personal safety is more important than a lost wallet or cell phone.
* Walk in well lit areas and don't walk alone. If you can't find someone to walk with, call the Campus Escort service at 612-624-WALK for a free security escort.
* Carry minimal amounts of valuables.
* Keep written records of valuables, including model and serial numbers, in a safe place.
* Call 911 immediately if you are the victim or witness to a crime.
* Document information about the suspect for police (i.e. clothing descriptions, facial features, piercings or tattoos, speech, etc.).
The University of Minnesota issues Crime Alerts for crimes that may pose an ongoing threat to the University community. These alerts are to aid the campus community in their safety and are in compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.