Police release surveillance photos of library theft suspects
Published: Friday, December 3, 2010
Updated: Friday, December 3, 2010 14:12
University police are searching for two men wanted in connection with the theft of an iPod from Morris Library.
At approximately 5:20 p.m. Monday, a man entered the library and approached a woman from behind, police said. The man took the iPod while the woman turned away.
When she realized what happened, the woman left the library and chased him down The Green, but was unable to stop him.
The theft is the latest in a string of thefts at Morris Library. Five people were arrested Nov. 18 for allegedly stealing laptops, textbooks and other items from the library.
Library officials said last month they are beginning an awareness campaign aimed at educating students to not leave their belongings unattended.
The suspect is described as 19 to 22 years old with an average build and carrying a dark satchel.
The woman told police that before the iPod was stolen, she heard the man speak to someone in an unknown accent.
Police are also looking for the man who was accompanying the suspect. That person is described as 18 to 22 years old with a large build and wearing a white hat with an orange brim.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Stephen Smith at (302) 831-2222.