CRIME ALERT: Theft Case; UWPD Seeks Public’s Help

  • Case number: 14-00205
  • Incident date: February 5, 2014, 9:30 pm
  • Incident type: Theft
  • Location/address: Memorial Union

The UW-Madison Police Department is investigating a theft case, and is looking for the community’s help in solving the crime.

On Wednesday, February 5, a UW-Madison student was studying with friends at the Lakefront on Langdon Café (Memorial Union), when a man walked up to the table she was seated at, grabbed her laptop computer, and ran.  He said nothing, the victim said nothing and didn’t put up a fight – rather, the suspect simply stole the laptop and ran off.

Witnesses nearby told UWPD they had seen the suspect about 20 minutes earlier acting suspicious, and possibly scoping out the area for a potential target.

While there was no weapon or implied threat, the bold nature of this crime is concerning – and UWPD reminds the campus community to always be aware of your surroundings, and immediately call police if something or someone seems suspicious.

The case remains under investigation – and UWPD investigators are hoping the photos below might help locate the suspect involved.  He’s described as a black male, thin build, wearing a green camouflage jacket with red hooded sweatshirt under the jacket, blue jeans, dark shoes, and a striped red white and black stocking cap.  A possible second suspect is described as a Latino male, heavyset build, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans, and white shoes.

If you have any information about this crime, call UWPD at (608) 264-COPS.