Crime

Penn State police investigating dorm thefts

Penn State police are investigating three burglaries and trespassing incidents at on-campus residence halls that were reported Sunday.

Police think that two are related, and possibly a third because of the proximity between the residence halls in the South and Pollock dorm areas.

The first two happened within about an hour of one another.

Someone stole an iPhone and wallet from an unlocked dorm room in Beaver Hall between 12:10 and 12:25 p.m. Sunday, police said. Then, someone stole a laptop computer from an unlocked dorm in Shunk Hall between 1 and 1:05 p.m.

Both reports were made to police in the afternoon Sunday.

The third incident was not reported until later Sunday night. In that one, a laptop computer was stolen from an unlocked dorm in Stephens Hall.

Police have a witness in the Shunk Hall burglary.

A witness told police that a man was in that residence hall pushing on dorm room doors and going into the rooms that weren’t locked.

Police described the man as white, college-aged, about 6-foot-2 with a slender build and short, curly dark hair. He had wire-rimmed glasses and was carrying a light-colored backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to call university police at 863-1111.

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