Three thefts from unlocked Slocum dorm rooms in the past month have prompted an investigation by Campus Safety, local police, and Residential Life Staff, according to an all-campus e-mail.
No specific suspect has yet to be identified, but officials say they have video surveillance images of a person they believe might have committed the crimes. Thus far a backpack, a laptop and a jewelry case have been stolen.
All three thefts took place in the early afternoon, one occurring on Sept. 21 and the other two on Oct. 9. Campus Safety is conducting student interviews and examining video from cameras in Slocum in order to try and catch the suspect.
An officer reviewing video surveillance noted that a suspicious individual matched student descriptions of a possible suspect from the initial burglaries. The suspect is described as suspicious white male, average height, average weight, early-mid 20s, white shirt with blue writing, tan/green shorts, black shoes.
When students confronted the man in the Slocum lobby, he left quickly.
On October 9, a similar suspicious man entered Slocum at 1:07 p.m. and left less than 20 minutes later. He did not use a Gold Card to access the building and was able to get inside by following students who let him in.
The suspect was wearing blue jeans, a dark shirt, a dark ballcap, and dark tennis shoes with red trim on that date.
As of now the suspect has not been identified or charged with any crimes.
If you have information relating to this or a similar incident, please contact Campus Safety at (719) 389-6707 or Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000.
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact CrimeStoppers at (719) 634-7867 or submit the information online at http://www.crimestop.net/online_tips.htm.