Two Incidents: Burglary (Phi Sigma Kappa and Delta Tau Delta)

July 10, 2018


Timely Warning
2 Incidents: Burglary

Incident #1

The Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, which is located at 487 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston was burglarized on 07/09/2018 between approximately 10:45 AM and 11:15 AM, according to video provided by the reporting parties. Two unknown males entered the residence through the front door during that time period and stole multiple items. The MIT Police are working in conjunction with the Boston Police on this investigation.

Suspect descriptions taken from video footage provided by reporting parties:

Suspect 1: 5’10”, male, black, slim build. He wore a red shirt, black pants and black, beanie-style hat.

Suspect 2: 5’10”, male, black, medium build. He wore a black and white baseball cap and black shorts

Incident #2

On 07/09/2018, MIT Police responded a past burglary to the Delta Tau Delta fraternity, which is located at 416 Beacon Street in Boston. The reporting parties informed MIT officers that their bikes were stolen from an unattached garage in the rear of the residence between the hours of 1:00 PM on 07/08/2018 and 8:00 AM on 07/09/2018.


There is no suspect at this time for this incident.


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.
•         If you are living in an MIT FSILG or other MIT housing this summer, make sure any non-MIT residents know to call the MIT Police in an emergency or to report criminal activity.
•         Always lock your doors and windows. Assure that the locks are in good working order.
•         Report all tailgaters, report suspicious people/activity.
•         Document serial numbers of your electronics and take pictures of your valuables. Keep this in a safe place to provide to the police in the event you are burglarized.

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 these crimes 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

Sgt. Andrew Turco
MIT Police Department