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Crime Alert: Residential burglaries reported on campus

October 27, 2017

The Virginia Tech Police Department has recently received reports of three residential burglaries and larcenies that occurred in Peddrew Yates, Ambler Johnston and Harper Hall. The offenses occurred on Oct. 23, 24 and 25, 2017. 

In each case, the suspect(s) entered the common area in suites and/or unlocked individual rooms. PlayStation game systems and controllers have been stolen in each incident along with cash and clothing. We urge anyone with any information to contact VTPD Detective Waid at 540-231-6790 or

If you notice this type of activity, or any other type of suspicious activity, please contact the Virginia Tech Police immediately at 540-382-4343 or by dialing 911.

All residents are reminded to lock their doors when out of the room or sleeping. All personal items in a residence hall room can become easy targets and an unlocked door can be an invitation to a thief.

The Virginia Tech Police Department reminds everyone to report all crime and suspicious activity/person(s) anywhere on campus immediately to the Virginia Tech Police Department at 540-382-4343 or by dialing 911. Anonymous tips can be reported online at or via the LiveSafe mobile app (for Android and IPhone devices).