Multiple thefts reported in UMD dorms

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- University Police are warning the public about multiple break-ins that have occurred on campus.

Police say they received reports of eight breaking and entering incidents between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. that happened in Centerville Hall and Cumberland Hall on Friday.

In those incidents, a male suspect entered eight different unlocked dorms and stole personal property, according to police. Officials say the residents encountered the suspect in each incident and he would leave without confrontation.

The suspect is described as an African American male, approximately 5'10", between mid-20's to early 30's in age, wearing a black knit hat, wearing all black with black pants, carrying two black or navy bags, one with red trim. Police say he has a rough complexion and spoke with a foreign accent.

On Thursday, January 30, police say four thefts from Denton Hall were reported. In those incidents, police say a male suspect entered four unlocked dorm rooms and stole personal property.

The suspect in the Denton Hall incidents is described as an African American male, approximately 6' 00" with a beard, wearing a black or navy blue winter hat, black coat, and dark pants, possibly jeans.

Individuals with any information regarding these incidents, or the possible identity of the suspect(s), are encouraged to contact detectives at 301-405-1796. You may also email any information to


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