Burglaries at Quinnipiac University under investigation - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Burglaries at Quinnipiac University under investigation


The Hamden Police Department is investigating three burglaries and an attempted burglary at Quinnipiac University during the early morning hours.

Electronic equipment was taken from a university residence while two women were sleeping on Sunday, police said. Investigators determined that the suspect got into the residence through an open window after cutting a hole in the screen.

A man was seen running away from a university residence during the early Sunday morning hours after second burglary was reported, police said.

Three female students were in that room when a noise was heard coming from the residence and then they told police they found a window open and the screen missing.

A third burglary was reported early Sunday morning. Two male students were in the second floor of the residence while the burglary occurred on ground level of the home, police said. Electronic equipment was again taken from the residence, police said.

An attempted burglary at fourth location was also reported early Sunday morning after the suspect tried to pry open a window on the ground level of the residence, police said.

"Maintaining the safety and security of all members of the campus community is the university's top priority," said John Morgan, associate vice president for public relations in a statement Monday. 

At least two laptops and an X-Box were stolen, according to police.

The public safety department at Quinnipiac University is working with Hamden police on the investigation.

"We need to be more cautious about who comes into our rooms," said Quinnipiac University freshman Antonio Ramirez, who added he received an email about the incidents from the school.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call the Hamden Police Department  at 203-230-4040.

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