UCity Police adds patrols after Forsyth burglary

| Editor-In-Chief

The University City Police Department has increased patrols on Forsyth Blvd. after a burglary of a student apartment happened on the street early Monday morning.

At about 6:30 a.m. Monday, students on the 7300 block of Forsyth reported a suspect entered through their partially open first-floor apartment window and demanded their property. University City Police Capt. Mike Ransom said on Wednesday that they are continuing to search for the man, described as a 35-40 year old black male, who absconded with various electronic devices.

Students were alerted of the burglary at about 9 a.m. on Monday morning by a crime alert sent out from the Washington University Police Department.

The victims were not physically injured, according to the alert. The culprit was reportedly committed by a wearing blue jeans, a light colored hat and a white hoodie jacket.

“We always encourage all the residents to report any suspicious activities they might see,” Ransom said. “We do have increased patrols there as a result of this.”

He added that it appears to have been an isolated incident, but their department’s detectives are following up on leads to the case.

“It’s a good idea to keep windows and doors locked,” he added.

WUPD Chief of Police Don Strom could not be reached for comment.