Employees at the campus bookstore noticed a suspicious individual leaving the store with four stolen calculus textbooks at around 12:50 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2.
According to UR Security Investigator Daniel Lafferty, the suspect then departed the scene in the direction of Library Road. Officers responded to the scene and checked the exterior of the store and the surrounding areas, but had no success in finding the individual.
The next day, at approximately 1:32 p.m., bookstore staff noticed who they thought to be the same individual in the store again, this time carrying four ecology textbooks. When confronted, the suspect dropped the textbooks on a table and fled the store.
Staff followed the suspect but were unable to catch him. The individual drove off, but staff members were able to able to obtain a license plate number from the vehicle that the suspect departed in.
The investigation is currently ongoing.