UPDATED: Suspect of May 24 theft from Fisher Hall caught

Courtesy of Department of Public Safety
A surveillance camera image shows the suspect of a theft in Fisher Hall on May 24.

Raymond Arke | News Editor

06/27/17: The suspect from the May 24 theft in Fisher Hall was apprehended on June 26, according to a Duquesne Public Safety alert. The suspect, James D. Carrington of Swissvale, PA, was caught on Monday attempting to steal from an unoccupied office in Rockwell Hall.  A student aide noticed Carrington and notified the Duquesne University Police Department. DUPD caught Carrington as he was leaving the building.

Duquesne Public Safety reported that a theft occurred in Fisher Hall on May 24. A man, who is suspected of committing a December 2016 burglary and theft from Des Places Hall, walked into an empty office on the fifth floor of Fisher Hall, according to the crime alert email.

The crime alert said that the suspect stole a purse from the unoccupied office and then used credit cards in the purse to purchase items downtown.

The man is a suspect of similar crimes that have occurred on various Pittsburgh campuses.

According to the email, the man is described as “intelligent, calm and professional” while committing these acts.

The suspect is described in the email as a “black male, late 40s or early 50s, 5’8 to 5’10 tall, 160-170 lbs, thin build, medium skin tone, neat appearance.”

It also said he often wears a black Kangol-type hat and occasionally eyeglasses, along with dark clothing.

Public Safety asks that if he is seen on campus to call them at 412-396-2677.

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