A man is being sought and a woman was taken into custody Saturday after allegedly breaking into and attempting to steal a Mac computer from an office in Miller Hall, Campus Safety said in an email Monday.
A Campus Safety officer was locking the building and spotted the suspects leaving the office after 5 p.m. Saturday, said Jim Miyashiro, senior director of university safety operations.
The officer noticed missing items as well as marks and debris on the office door, then chased the suspects, Miyashiro said. A suitcase that contained the computer desktop was left behind.
La Verne police apprehended the female suspect but the male suspect escaped and left the area in a blue four-door vehicle that was parked on D Street, Miyashiro said.
A bag containing the computer’s mouse and keyboard was found Sunday night in the bushes near Davenport Dining Hall.
Sophomore psychology major Jedaun Carter, who found the bag and alerted Campus Safety, said she found it odd because no one drops a bag in the middle of the bushes.
The suspect at large is described as a 5-foot-10, 220-pound black and Asian man. He was last seen wearing black pants, a gray shirt and a hat, Miyashiro said.
Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Campus Safety at 909-448-4950 or the La Verne Police Department at 909-596-1913.