Police are currently investigating an attempted theft that
occurred Saturday around 5:30 p.m. in Morgan Library.
A young woman, visiting from Pueblo, was studying with her
boyfriend in the library when she caught a man attempting to steal
Both the woman and her boyfriend had left her belongings
unattended, but from a nearby bookshelf she witnessed the attempted
“(She) watched him grab the purse and start to stuff it in his
backpack,” said CSU Police Department Administrative Lt. Karl
The woman approached the man and took her purse from him. She
then followed the man out of the library pointing the man out as a
thief, but no one tried to stop the man.
“No one would provide her any assistance,” Swenson said.
A library worker finally gave the woman a cell phone to report
the incident to the police.
Swenson said that this is merely one of six to eight thefts in
the last two weeks.
“We’ve had a number of thefts over there, so it’s probably not
his first,” Swenson said. “(It) certainly seems to be the same
Police are asking for the public’s assistance. If anyone has any
information about the man in the photos, please contact the police
at (970) 491-6425.