Burglary at Alpha Delta Phi

February 23, 2019


On February, 22, 2019 at 11:55 p.m., the MIT Police responded to the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity located at 351 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge on a report of a burglary at that location. The reporting party advised Officers that he observed an individual standing on the first floor ledge of the building reaching in through an open window. When confronted by the reporting party, the suspect stated that he was attempting to retrieve his bag from that room. The suspect then fled on foot on Massachusetts Avenue in the direction of Central Square.


The reporting party described the suspect as: Male, Black, 6'00", medium build, 50-60 years of age, wearing dark clothing and a navy blue stocking cap.

While victims of crimes are never to blame for criminal activity, there are some precautions that can be taken. In order to protect yourself and your belongings from theft and/or facilitate the recovery of your stolen property, MIT Police encourage you to follow these tips:
•         See Something – Say Something: Immediately notify the MIT Police at 617-253-1212 or 100 from any campus phone if you believe a crime is occurring, has occurred, or is about to occur.
•         Always lock your office and residential doors and windows. Assure that the locks are in good working order.
•         Lock your office door if you are leaving (even if only for a minute or two).
•         When entering or exiting an office, make sure the door closes tightly behind you.
•         Report suspicious people or activity. Report all tailgaters.

The MIT Police want to remind the MIT community that we are located in an urban setting and share many of the crime and safety issues that exist in any city.

The MIT Police are investigating this crime and request the assistance from the MIT community.  If you wish to leave an anonymous tip please call 617-258-TIPS (8-8477).

Issued by

Sergeant David J. O'Connor
Crime Prevention/Community Policing Unit
MIT Police
301 Vassar Street
Cambridge, Ma. 02139