Published: Nov. 12, 2014

Suspect in elevatorThe University of Colorado Boulder Police Department is investigating a burglary that reportedly occurred in Stearns West at approximately 10:15am on November 12, 2014.

Initial reports to police indicated that a male was looking through a backpack in Stearns West.  Further investigation confirmed that property had been stolen from an unlocked residence hall room in Stearns West.

The suspect in this case is described as a black male adult, 25-30 years old, 5’10”-6’0” tall, medium to husky build, with “scruffy” facial hair.  The suspect was last seen wearing black ear warmers, a black jacket, red hooded sweatshirt, and black pants.  The suspect was carrying a backpack underneath his coat at the time of the incident.

A review of surveillance video from the residence hall has identified a person of interest in this case.  A photograph of the person of interest has been included in this release. If you know the identity of the person in the attached photograph, please contact Detective Sergeant Cowles at (303) 492-6666.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact CU Police at (303) 492-6666. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may submit a tip via the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers website at

The University of Colorado Police Department reminds students living in the residence halls to ensure that their residence hall doors are closed and locked whenever you leave your room, or when retiring for the evening. Do not allow strangers access to secure areas in the residence halls. If you see anything out of the ordinary or suspicious occurring in the residence halls, say something.  Call (303) 492-6666 to report suspicious activity at any time, or dial 911 if an emergency situation exists.