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Crime Alert

Motor Vehicle Theft

The UMBC Police Department issues Crime Alerts to protect members of the University community, to promote safety, and to help reduce vulnerability.

Reported Incident: Motor Vehicle Theft

Location: Lot 8

Reported Date/Time: January 9, 2024, 6:15 p.m.

Incident Description: UMBC Police received a report of a motor vehicle theft on January 9, 2024, at 6:15 p.m. The reported incident occurred in Lot 8 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on January 9, 2024.

If you have any information about this incident, please call UMBC Police at 410-455-5555.

Safety Tips

Victims are not to blame. Perpetrators are responsible for criminal behavior. The following safety tips may reduce vulnerability:

  • Stay alert and attuned to people are circumstances around you. Report suspicious activity to UMBC Police immediately.
  • Remove USB cables from vehicles while not in use.
  • Park in well-lit, highly visible areas.
  • Lock your vehicle and take valuables with you.
  • Consider purchasing a steering wheel lock or other anti-theft device.
  • Due to recent thefts, Hyundai and Kia are now providing a free software update to owners of affected models. Owners of these vehicles may contact Hyundai (toll-free at 800-633-5151), Kia (toll-free at 800-333-4542), or your local Hyundai or Kia dealership for information.
Additional Resources

Posted: January 9, 2024, 7:40 PM