On Sept. 19, the Virginia Tech Police Department received two reports of trespassing and one report of burglary, which occurred at 590 Washington Street and 240 West Campus Drive, respectively, on the campus of Virginia Tech. All of these incidents took place on Sept. 19 between 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The suspects likely entered through an unlocked door and stole cash, in one case.

The suspects in two of the incidents were described as two black males, one of which was further described as approximately 6'3" while the other was described as approximately 5'10", both with average builds. Both were described as having no facial hair, short haircuts, and wearing dark colored warm-up athletic gear.

The other suspect is described as a lone black male, approximately 24 or 25 years of age, with a beard and wearing a black shirt and denim jeans. 

Anyone encountering these subjects are asked to call the Virginia Tech Police Department immediately at 540-382-4343 or by dialing 911. Anyone having information about the incidents described above are asked to contact either Det. R.L. Taylor at 540-231-8121 or via email at, or Det. J.C. Waid at 540-231-6790.

  • 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 https://police.vt.edu/anonymous.html or via the LiveSafe mobile app (for Android and IPhone devices).