Theft in Bartels

Photo Courtesy of University of New Haven Police Department

Jennifer Korn, Student Life Editor

On Tuesday, an unidentified male allegedly stole credit and debit cards from a room in Bartels Hall. The university police chief, James Gilman, notified students and faculty about the incident on Wednesday through school email. Photographs of the suspect were included.

According to Gilman, the suspect allegedly entered an unlocked room at about 12:05 p.m. on the second floor of Bartels Hall and stole several credit and debit cards. The cards were then used at stores in New Haven.

“Any assistance in identifying the individual would be greatly appreciated,” said Gilman.

In the email, Gilman also said, “UPD is working with Yale University Police Department in attempts to identify the subject who is a suspect in similar cases which occurred recently on the Yale campus.”

Gilman told the Charger Bulletin that as of Thursday, “the case is still under investigation and several solid leads are being followed.” According to Gilman, the suspect seems to seek out “crimes of opportunity and wanders around until he sees things such as an open office, or unattended purse, and then commits larceny.”

“We are asking the entire campus community to remain vigilant,” said Gilman. Suspicious activity should immediately be reported to UPD.