In compliance with the timely notice provisions of the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Police Department is issuing notice of two crimes that recently occurred at 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, University of Colorado Colorado Springs Campus.
UCCS Police have received two reports of vehicles being stolen off the UCCS campus within a nine day period.
Reported Offense: On April 16, 2013 the UCCS Police received a report that a late model Honda Accord had been stolen out of parking lot 1 between the hours of 4:40pm and 7:40pm. There were no signs of forced entry such as broken glass in the space where the vehicle had been parked to indicate that the suspect(s) had broken a window to gain access to the vehicle.
Reported Offense: On April 25, 2013 the UCCS Police received a report that a late model Honda Accord had been stolen out of parking lot 4 between the hours of 9:00am to 6:00pm. There were no signs of forced entry such as broken glass in the space where the vehicle had been parked to indicate that the suspect(s) had broken a window to gain access to the vehicle.
Suspect Information: No suspect information is available at this time.
Additional Information: From April 1, 2012 to today’s date there have been five total vehicle thefts on the UCCS campus. Each theft has occurred in either lot 1 or lot 4. In all but one of the cases a late model Honda Accord was reported stolen. It is important to note that regional law enforcement has noted a significant increase in vehicle thefts this year. A regional law enforcement taskforce, of which UCCS Police is a member, has been assembled to address the problem.
Report Suspicious Activity: The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Police Department urges everyone to use caution when leaving their vehicles parked and unattended. It is important to remember that when you leave your vehicle anywhere for any significant period of time that all doors should be locked and any items of value be hidden from sight from passersby. Late model Hondas have been the target of most car thieves recently due to the interchangeability of their component parts. If you are the owner of a late model Honda additional precautions, such as a wheel lock, should be considered.
Please contact the UCCS Police Department immediately if you observe any suspicious individuals or activity on campus.