Burglar Sought In Ohio University Dorm Thefts

By
Susan Tebben - Athens Messenger staff reporter

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Updated Fri, Nov 22, 2013 9:54 am
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Ohio University Police Department
Composite sketch of dorm burglary suspect

Ohio University Police are looking for a man who allegedly burglarized the dorm room of a student who was in the room at the time.

A composite sketch of the man described by the victim was released Thursday. The burglary was reported to have occurred on Monday at about 5:30 a.m. in Fenzel House on South Green.

"We classify most of the thefts from dorm rooms as burglaries," said University Police Chief Andrew Powers.

Police also released an alert to South Green residents asking for "information pertinent to this investigation."

Police decided to send out a more detailed release and a request for information because of the nature of the crime, Powers said.

"The woman was actually in the room when it happened," according to Powers, who said he is not aware of any leads or suspects at this point.

"The individual didn't threaten the woman, he may not have even known she was there, but she was still in the room when this happened."

The victim told police she woke up and saw the male standing in her room, leaning over her desk. The man stole property from a desk and left the room.

The suspect is described as being between 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-10 with a thin to average build and a reddish beard. He was reported to be wearing a black winter hat and a dark-colored hoodie at the time of the crime, according to the news release.

The male was last seen leaving the building and going toward the Nelson Hall Garage.

The police department is looking for any information connected to the case. Investigators can be reached at 593-1911, or anonymously through Crime Solvers, at 594-3331.

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