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UMPD responds to males attempting to enter apartments

Posted at 9:22 AM, Feb 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-03 14:03:22-05

MISSOULA — The University of Montana Police Department said it responded to two separate incidents of three unknown males attempting to enter apartments off Cinnabar Drive. It sent out a text message alert Saturday morning around 4 a.m.

According to the alert, during the first incident, which occurred Wednesday night around 7:30 p.m., two unknown men attempted to open a locked door at the apartment complex. One other man was waiting nearby in a vehicle. Residents were inside the apartment at the time of the incident. They did not recognize the men and called 911.

Officers responded but were unable to locate the men. The two men at the door appeared to be in their early twenties, and were wearing hoodies. The suspect vehicle is described as a gold 2004 Chevy Sedan.

The second incident occurred Friday night also around 7:30 p.m. This time only one male was seen lightly knocking at the resident's door. He is described as around 5' 10", 150-170 pounds, and was wearing a baseball cap. He has a dark goatee and bushy eyebrows.

UMPD said it has video of the suspect at the door from the second incident. We are working to get that verified and get a copy of the footage.

UMPD recommends keeping doors of homes and vehicles locked, keeping valuables out of cars, and verifying who is at your door before answering. If you see persons or a vehicle matching these descriptions, or know the identity of the male subject, notify the University of Montana Police at the emergency line at 406-243-4000, or the non-emergency line at 406-243-6131.