Two thieves targeting backpacks on Cornell Campus

During the afternoon and evening of March 16, Cornell University Police received complaints and began investigating several thefts that have occurred in libraries and fitness centers around campus.

The thefts occurred between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. yesterday and are targeting unattended backpacks. The police investigation has identified two suspects including a white male, approximately 6 feet tall, wearing a black jacket, jeans and a black fedora type hat; and a white female, approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall, wearing a grey and red jacket, black yoga pants and tall grey boots.

Police ask that people please take steps to protect themselves and their property by not leaving backpacks or other personal property unattended and unsecured. Anyone with information related to this crime should contact Cornell University Police at (607) 255-1111.