DPS warns of motor vehicle theft

Director of Public Safety Sara Seifert sent an email to students Thursday morning alerting them of a theft of a motor vehicle from the Campbell Apartments parking lot.

A 2009 Red Pontiac G5, with Missouri License plate EA1R7F, was stolen from the parking lot sometime between Oct. 20 at 9:30 a.m. and Oct. 22 at 6:15 p.m. The car has a red Truman State University parking sticker with the number 617.

“Motor Vehicle thefts are not common at Truman, however, they do happen from time to time,” Seifert wrote in an email statement to The Index. “This is only the third motor-vehicle Truman has had stolen from campus in the seven years I have been here.”

The crime alert email also mentioned that motor vehicle thefts are often crimes of opportunity.  The email included safety tips to prevent motor theft, like parking in well-lit areas, locking car doors and not leaving keys in the car. 

The Truman Police Department is actively investigating this incident. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Truman Police Department at (660) 665-5621.