Timely Warning — Burglaries

Posted: March 23, 2015 at 12:36 pm

Possible Threat to the Community

“Your Right to Know”

March 20, 2015

To the George Mason University Community,

In compliance with the “Timely Warning” provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998, the George Mason University Department of Police & Public Safety is giving notice of two burglaries that occurred in residence halls on the Fairfax Campus.

  • The first incident occurred on Friday, March 13, 2015 sometime between 1:30 PM and 3:40 PM at the Student Townhouses (4260 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax Campus). Forced entry was made into the townhouse while the residents were not home.
  • The second incident occurred on Thursday, March 19, 2015 sometime between 6:30 PM and 11:20 PM at the Student Apartments (4456 Aquia Creek Lane, Fairfax Campus). Entry was made into the apartment while the residents were not home.

The suspects in both incidents are unknown at this time.

The victims in both incidents reported that personal electronics and clothing items were removed from individual rooms.

Anyone with information pertaining to these crimes can contact the Mason Police at (703) 993-2810, or by using the Crime Solvers Anonymous Tip Hot-Line at (703) 993-4111.

Mason Police reminds members of the Mason community of the following:

  • Always lock all windows and doors even when home.
  • Report inoperable locks and latches to the appropriate maintenance personnel.
  • When not home, leave exterior lights on as well as an interior light.
  • Keep shades or curtains drawn after dark.
  • View your residence the way an intruder would and look for ways to enter your residence.
  • Look out for your neighbors. Report suspicious people and activity immediately.

Mason students, staff, faculty, and citizens near Mason campuses are encouraged to report all suspicious persons or incidents, however minor, to Mason Police immediately at (703)-993-2810 or 911.