At approximately 1:30 a.m. this morning, a female student was walking back to her Village A apartment when an unidentified suspect attempted to force his way into the residence.
According to a Public Safety Alert, the suspect “followed the student home [and] grabbed her arm” before trying to enter the apartment. After a male student forced the suspect away from the apartment, the suspect fled. The suspect is described as a 5’9″ or 5’10″ Hispanic male in his mid-twenties, who wore a white sweatshirt, blue jeans, and white sneakers.
Last night’s burglary is the latest in a string of four other similar crimes in Village A since October 16. At last night’s Village A town hall meeting hosted by Residence Life and the Department of Public Safety, DPS Officer Shannon Kasparak claimed that two additional DPS officers would patrol the area between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Additional reporting by Emily Fink.