On Friday, September 21, 2018 at approximately 4:15 AM several Wigglesworth Hall residents reported to the Harvard University Police Department that while they were sleeping someone climbed through their first floor window and stole several laptops, wallets and an iPhone from their room.
- Residents should not prop interior or exterior doors at any time, hold an outside door open for strangers or allow strangers to “piggyback” on their access card.
- Residents should keep their room doors locked at all times even when in the room or when going down the hall for only a few minutes.
- If at any time you observe someone acting in a suspicious manner in your building or attempting to enter residences, please call the Harvard University Police Department at 617-495-1212 immediately. Suspicious behavior may include a stranger knocking on your door and asking an out-of-place question, such as “did you lose these keys,” or making an excuse for being found in your room (“I was looking for …”).
- Residents should close their windows when leaving their rooms, even for short periods of time; should not disengage the “ventilation stop” on first-floor windows; and should keep all property away from windows in order to prevent someone from reaching in and removing it.
- If you arrive home and it appears that entry has been made to your room, please do not enter. Call the Harvard University Police Department immediately at 617-495-1212 from the safety of a neighbor’s room. At no time should you enter the room, touch anything, or confront someone in the room or the building.
- Register your laptop. For more information visit https://www.hupd.harvard.edu/laptop-theft-prevention.