Timely Warning Burglary

October 8, 2020


On October 4, 2020, at 12:47 PM, the MIT Police responded to Phi Delta Theta, an MIT fraternity house located at 97 Bay State Rd. in Boston on a report of a burglary. The reporting party stated that sometime overnight on Sunday October 4, 2020 someone removed an Air Conditioner from a third floor rear window and placed it on the fire escape. The suspect then entered the residence through the window and stole electronic equipment and food items.


There is no suspect description available at this time.


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 or residential 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

Issued by

Sergeant David J. O'Connor

Crime Prevention/Community Policing Unit