Police release sketches of suspects in attempted computer theft at Meredith Hall

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University police have released composite images of two suspects being sought in connection with the attempted theft of two laptop computers from a room in Meredith Residence Hall on Friday (April 11).

Suspect A Composite Sketch of Suspect B

According to police, a student walked into her room on the second floor shortly before 3 p.m. to find two men there. One of them was carrying a dark-colored duffle bag, Purdue police Lt. Fred Davis said. She confronted the men and pulled the two laptops from the bag.

The men immediately ran from the room and were seen leaving Meredith Hall on foot, Davis said.

Both men were described as being college-aged. One was about 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall, with shoulder-length braided hair. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, baggy jeans and was carrying the duffle bag. The other man was described as approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall, with a heavy build. He was dressed in all black and was wearing a black baseball cap.

“It’s important for residents to remember to lock their rooms when they are leaving – no matter for how long,” Davis said. “A locked door protects your personal property and provides the added security of knowing that you will be returning to a room that doesn’t have unwanted visitors inside.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Purdue Police Department at (765) 494-8221 or call the department’s anonymous tip line at (765) 496-3784.

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