Ursinus College Burglary Investigated

"High-end electronics" reported stolen

Collegeville Police Department have been investigating a burglary case at Ursinus College.

According to a Collegeville Police Department report, around 4:45 a.m., May 24, Officer Matthew Cubbler responded to a report of a burglary at Ursinus College in Richter North Hall.

"Upon arrival, I first noticed the exterior of the building where there was glass debris, candles and (a) screen on the grass outside the window. There was also half of a brick ... in the grass .... The one window was smashed and the other window had the screen cut," Cubbler wrote. There was also "suspected blood on shards of glass and on pieces of furniture and miscellaneous items inside the room," according to the report. Cubbler also noted partial footprints on the desk.

When he entered the room, Cubbler saw glass was strewn everywhere, the other half of the brick and the room had been ransacked. The room's resident told Cubbler he had gone to visit a friend in New Jersey around 10 p.m., May 23, and when he returned around 4:30 a.m., he saw the room had been burglarized. Several items -- a Macbook Pro, an iPad, an iPod and its docking station, a 32-inch Samsung flat-screen TV, headphones, a red Sony digitial camera and a navy blue North Face book bag -- were reported stolen.

When asked if he noticed anything unusual, the resident said he saw an Ursinus College facilities employee walking out of the resident's room around 8:45 a.m., May 23, after the resident got out of the shower. Facilities employees were "in the building, checking furniture and repairing broken items. The subject seen leaving (the resident's) room told him that he did not see a 'tag' identifying the room as occupied," the report states. The tag was found on the hallway floor, according to the report.

Collegeville police have contacted local hospitals and a Cash converters to determine if any person was treated for lacerations or traded electronic items like those stolen. The investigation continues.



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