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UO Police Investigate Campus Burglaries

EUGENE, Ore. — University of Oregon Police have released a sketch of a suspect in a slew of burglaries on campus.

One or more suspects have broken into faculty and staff offices in Gerlinger, Lawrence, Anstett and Willamette halls and stole computers and other electronics. Police say this is a little surprising.

“It is somewhat rare for there to be a situation where somebody is willing to actually break in to closed or locked offices,” said Kelly McIver, UO Police Public Information Officer.

He says it’s more common for people to break into student apartments, dorms or cars. Those are typically random acts. But he says this could be someone who has prior knowledge of the buildings.

“Typically it would be someone who was familiar with the workings of, you know, a given building or an area, knows something about the habits of the people there, knows something about when they’re likely to be there and not likely to be there,” McIver said.

Police released a sketch of the suspect. He’s described as a white man in his late 20s to early 30s, about 5’10” tall, about 150 pounds, with a gaunt face and light skin, and reddish cheeks. The man wore a yellow UO hat, dark-colored wind pants and a sweatshirt. If you know or see the suspect call UO Police 541-346-2919.

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