At approximately 05:00 a.m. on February 8, 2023, two white males entered the campus in a silver 4-door passenger car. The vehicle parked in the Blair-Shannon parking lot, and one of the occupants walked directly to the Utility Vehicle (UTV) parked next to the Telecommunications building. The suspect left with the UTV and the second subject in the silver car, leaving campus westbound on Bear Blvd.
A similar incident occurred on January 27, 2023, when a golf cart was stolen from Forsyth Athletics Center.
UTV/GOLF CART THEFT PREVENTION REMINDERS
- When possible, keep indoors when not in use.
- If outdoors park in a well-lit area with good video camera coverage.
- Always lock doors and remove the ignition key.
- Consider adding a theft prevention device to prevent the use of a universal key or the ability to bypass the ignition key.
If you have information concerning this incident, you are encouraged to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 or 9-1-1 for immediate assistance. If you want to remain anonymous, you may report information to Crime Stoppers at 417-869-TIPS (8477) or www.P3tips.com.