MSU Police looking for suspects in several larcenies from campus buildings
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University Police are investigating four larcenies from buildings incidents, all of which are believed to be related. All of the incidents occurred within two hours of each other Dec. 1 in the East Neighborhood.
The first incident occurred at 7:30 p.m. when a 19-year-old student reported cash and a cell phone stolen from her room in East Holmes Hall.
About 90 minutes after the first incident, a 20-year-old student reported her coach purse stolen from her room in North Hubbard Hall. The coach purse was taken from her dresser, which was located next to the room entrance.
About 30 minutes later, an 18-year-old student reported his wallet stolen from his room in South Hubbard Hall. His wallet also had been on a dresser next to the door.
The last incident occurred in South Hubbard Hall around 11:45 p.m. A 19-year-old student reported while in the study area two black males entered the room and asked her a question. Both males left and approximately five minutes later one of the males opened the door, reached over her shoulder and grabbed her Apple MacBook Pro laptop.
The student described the suspects as black males, 18 to 20 years old, tall with medium builds. One of the men was wearing a black sweatshirt and the other male had on a gray baseball hat. She stated the man wearing the hat was the one that grabbed the computer.
Police said the student was not injured and no weapon was observed.
Anyone witnessing or having information about these reports are asked to contact MSU Police at (517) 355-2222.
Here are some safety tips from the MSU Police:
- Call 911 if you are in danger.
- Walk in well-lit areas if possible.
- Be aware of your surroundings and others in the area.
- Realize that listening to headphones or iPods or talking on your cell while walking decreases your awareness of your surroundings.
- Walk with others when possible.
- Do not talk to strangers.