UMass police warning students after recent thefts

Several laptops stolen from dorm rooms

AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – The University of Massachusetts Police Department is reminding students to keep their rooms locked and their valuables stored away, following recent thefts.

According to a UMass Crime Alert, the police department is investigating multiple reports of stolen electronics from various residence halls:

  • April 20: Mac Pro laptop stolen from unlocked room in Moore Hall
  • April 26: Mac Pro laptop and blue Puma bag stolen from unlocked room in Kennedy Hall
  • April 28: Mac Pro laptop stolen from room in Moore Hall
  • April 28: Cash and cell phone stolen from room in Moore Hall

UMass police say they are encouraging students to always lock their doors even if they are stepping out of the room for a few minutes, and to never leave valuables unattended where they can be easily seen and quickly taken.

Campus police are also reminding students they can register their valuables online with the police department’s Project Protect. For more information on how to register valuables on campus, click here.

Anyone with information is asked to call the UMass Police Department at 413-577-8477.