Burglary at north campus
Published: Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 01:09
University of Connecticut Police reported an attempted burglary at the North Campus Quadrangle Sunday morning.
According to the police report, at about 4:55 a.m., a white man–approximately 5’7”–wearing khaki shorts, a dark blue shirt and a baseball cap entered through the window of a New Haven Hall dormitory by removing a piece of cardboard used to seal an air conditioning unit to the window.
The intruder awakened the resident while entering and retreated after the resident turned on the lights and began yelling at the man.
This is one of several burglary-related incidents that have occurred since the semester began, and UConn police are encouraging students to take precautions to ensure their safety.
“Report any suspicious activity or people to the UConn Police Department,” Lieutenant Maggie Vargas said in an email reporting the incident. “Dormitory room doors should be locked when you are sleeping and when the room is unoccupied. Do not prop open the doors to your dormitory room or building.”
Police also suggest locking all outside doors and windows before leaving or going to bed, leaving lights on when going out and checking for broken windows or locks.