Attempted Motor Vehicle Theft
The UMBC Police issue Crime Alerts to protect members of the University community, to promote safety, to help reduce the likelihood of future crimes, and to raise awareness of how to seek prompt assistance should a crime occur.
Reported Incident: Attempted Motor Vehicle Theft
Location: Stadium Lot
Reported Date/Time: April 24, 2023, 5:29 PM
Occurred Date/Time: April 23, 2023, 9:00 p.m. to April 24, 2023, 5:29 p.m.
UMBC Police received a report of an attempted motor vehicle theft on April 24, 2023, at 5:29 p.m. The attempted motor vehicle theft occurred between 9:00 p.m. on April 23, 2023, and 5:29 p.m. on April 24, 2023, in the Stadium Lot. The unknown suspect(s) gained entry by breaking a window and attempted to bypass the ignition switch.
If you have any information about this incident, please call UMBC Police.
Additional Information & Resources
Perpetrators are responsible for criminal behavior. The following safety tips may reduce vulnerability:
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.
Stay alert and attuned to people and circumstances around you. Report suspicious activity to UMBC Police immediately.
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/Kia dealership for information.
Bruce Perry '97, Chief of Police
Posted: April 25, 2023, 8:49 AM