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University Police Look For Suspect in Burglary Case

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The University of Nevada Police are looking for a suspect wanted in connection with a series of burglaries and thefts on the UNR campus.

Police say Robert Wayne Cherkee Rodriguez is the suspect in this case. He's described as a white man, 5'8", 160 lbs. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. He has been seen in the area of the IGT Knowledge Center, the Applied Research Facility and the Fleischmann Agriculture Building.

Police say he is known to enter a room and take backpacks that have laptops or other valuables. They say he is also known to enter offices through unlocked windows. He is also known to be at downtown Reno casinos and motels.

University Police Department is asking for your help in finding the suspect. If you have information, call them at (775) 784-4013 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900. You can also text your tip to 847-411. You could get a $750 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect.

University Police have some tips for protecting yourself and your property:
· Do not leave personal property in public areas. Purses, textbooks and other items not being monitored by the owner are an invitation to a thief.
· Carry only what you need with you. Do not carry large amounts of cash, large numbers of credit cards or valuables.
· Be aware of your surroundings.
· Keep your distance from anyone who triggers a suspicion in your mind.
· Walk with friends at night; do not walk alone.
· Stay alert to your surroundings when walking at night. Walk briskly to your destination.
· Immediately report any suspicious activity to University Police Services by calling the duty phone at 745-6195 or 911.
· Keep your door locked at all times.
· Do not leave valuables openly lying around in your room or office.
· Mark all your valuables so that they may be identified if they are stolen and recovered.
· Keep locked access doors and windows closed. Propping open a locked door or window invites unwanted visitors.

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