March 09, 2010
Police seek help in identifying burglary suspects
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Department of Public Safety is seeking the public’s help in identifying three people police believe are connected to a series of burglaries on campus last month.
Police are investigating break-ins to four University buildings that occurred during the evening of Feb. 11 and early morning of Feb. 12. The suspects entered buildings at 1000 and 1004 S. Elizabeth St., and 803 and 807 S. Oakland St., and took approximately $8,000 in computer and electronic equipment, along with a credit card.
The suspects used the credit card Feb. 12 and Feb. 13 at several locations in the Nashville, Tenn., area prior to card cancellation. Police say the suspects spent $1,647.33 on the credit card.
Surveillance video in Tennessee captured images of the suspects. The suspects are a black female, believed to be in her early to mid-20s; a black male, in his mid-to-late 20s wearing a red and white jacket; and a black male, in his late 30s to early 40s, wearing a white ball cap and black and white jacket.
Police believe the suspects are traveling in a red or maroon BMW. Police recovered a video image of the car after use of the stolen credit card at one of the stores in the Nashville, Tenn., area on Feb. 13.
Anyone with information about the incident should call the SIUC Department of Public Safety at 618/453-3771 or the Crime Stopper Line at 618/549-COPS. In addition, SIUC police have a “Campus Crime Watch” Web page that allows people to also anonymously provide police with information about a crime or non-emergency suspicious activity. Go to http://www.dps.siu.edu/campuswatch/ to send an anonymous e-mail to police.