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UWPD Investigating Two Burglaries at University Hospital

Crime Alert

Incident date

June 26, 2018, 12:00 AM

Incident type



University Hospital


The UW-Madison Police Department has received notice of two burglaries that are believed to be connected, occurring at University Hospital, on Tuesday, June 26 in the J5 unit at approximately 3 p.m. and Thursday, June 28 in the G5 unit at approximately 11:45 a.m.

On Thursday, June 28, an employee entered her office and encountered a person rummaging through her purse. The suspect ran when confronted. A person matching the suspect’s description was seen shortly thereafter in the WARF building on the 12th and 13th floors.

The suspect is a white male, 6’0, 160 lbs, short dark hair, light facial hair growth, last seen wearing a grey tank top and khaki cargo shorts.

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The UW-Madison Police Department is actively investigating these cases.  Anyone with information is urged to contact UWPD at (608) 264-2677.

Nothing is failsafe, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself from similar crimes:

  • Always lock your door, even if you’re going to be gone for a short period of time – especially if you’re in a building that’s open to the public. It takes just seconds for someone to steal your property.
  • If you are unable to lock your door, keep valuables in a locked drawer or cabinet. Do not leave them in plain sight or under a desk or coat.
  • If you cannot lock your valuables when leaving a room or public area, take them with you, even if you will only be gone for a short period of time.
  • Be aware of suspicious activity such as a person trying to open various doors to see if they are unlocked. Report such activity to police immediately.

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