UWPD Investigating String of Campus Burglaries
July 20, 2017, 12:00 AM
UW-Madison Campus Community,
The UW-Madison Police Department is investigating a string of burglaries on the UW-Madison campus that have occurred over the last two weeks. In each of the cases, the suspect has stolen electronics and credit cards from unlocked offices – in both administrative and academic buildings.
Through surveillance, UWPD has identified one of the suspects as Malcolm C. Owens, 19, of Madison. His photo is below.
Owens currently has a warrant issued by the Department of Corrections for violating his probation on a previous burglary case. If you see Owens, you should not approach him – please call 911 immediately.
UWPD is also seeking another man as a person of interest in the burglary cases. His identity is unknown, but a photo is below:
If you have any information about these cases, or the suspects involved, please call the UW-Madison Police Department at (608) 264-2677. If you see the suspects, call 911.
Property crime can often be prevented by taking some simple steps to ensure your belongings are secure. Please consider the following:
- Be sure to lock your office when you leave – even if you’re gone for a few minutes.
- Keep your possessions in sight at all times. Don’t leave books or backpacks unattended anywhere — it only takes a matter of seconds for things to be stolen.
- Never leave a wallet or purse on top of your desk — take it with you or lock it in a drawer.
- Mark your property and record serial numbers of expensive electronics.
- Burglars frequently target cash, laptops, phones, bikes, jewelry, etc. Don’t leave attractive items out in plain sight. If possible, store them in a locked drawer, closet or interior room. Or try to take small valuables with when you leave.