University Police investigating three larcenies in Red Jacket Quadrangle


University Police (UPD) is warning students to keep their dorm rooms locked after a series of larcenies occurred in the Red Jacket Quadrangle over the past three weeks.

Monday night, Campus Living sent out a UB Alert to all students living on campus informing them of the incidents.

Lieutenant Joshua Sticht of UPD said the burglaries occurred Feb. 13 and 25 and March 2 between 3 a.m. and 8 a.m. In one of the incidents, a student was in the room when the larceny occurred.

UPD is still investigating the incidents and said there are two suspects, possible non-students, who are working together.

The first suspect is described as a 30-year-old black male with stocky build. Witnesses told UPD he was wearing a blue hoodie and a dark hat or ball cap and had light facial hair.

The second suspect is described as a tall and thin black female between the age of 20 and 30. Witnesses told UPD she was wearing a red bandana and jeans.

The UB Alert said the suspects are entering rooms uninvited and claiming to be in the wrong room if a resident is present.

Sticht encourages students to be vigilant at all times and urges anyone with information about the crimes and suspects to call UPD at (716) 645-2227.

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