An incident of burglary was reported to Charlottesville Police on July 16th. The incident occured around 4:59AM according to the report. A Community Alert was sent to students about the break in on July 16th at 6:05AM from Associate Vice President for Safety and Security and Chief of Police Timothy Longo.
According to the Community Alert, the break in took place on the 400 block of 13th Street. The report did not indicate any items were taken from the residence. The suspect was described as “a tall male with a buzz cut and joggers” as written in the Community Alert.
Community alerts are meant “to protect members of the University community, to promote safety, to help reduce the likelihood of future crimes, and to raise awareness of how to seek prompt assistance should a crime occur.” At the bottom of the report, there are a number of prevention tips for burglaries. These tips include locking bedroom doors alongside exterior doors, reporting broken locks and windows promptly, and steps if a burglary occurs.
To receive alerts for instances of crime around UVA, text UVA to 226787. To report an emergency, use 911. For non-emergencies, use (434)924-7166. For other information regarding the UVA Police, please see their website.