Recognize this man? Police say he's snuck inside an Edmonds CC apartment twice
EDMONDS, Wash. - Edmonds Community College Campus Security said a man who goes by "Eddie” snuck his way into an apartment shared by female students twice.
Investigators said they were alerted Tuesday about the incidents which occurred on Sunday, Jan. 14.
Officials said the first time, the intruder got into a room while a door was propped open for a student coming back from an errand, and when someone confronted him, he said he was taking out trash and left with a trash bag.
The second time, campus security officials said the man actually opened a closed door, walked into the students' apartment and sat down next a student.
No one was hurt
Officials said he also ran into an event manager at Seaview Hall, offering to take out the trash and saying his name was “Eddie. “
Officials said they don't know what the man’s motive is, but they're using these incidents to encourage student to speak up if they notice anything suspicious.
“See something, say something campaign. That is what we try to promote. We want to prevent if we can, prevention is much better than response,” said ECC Director of Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness, Jim Ellington. “When an incident occurs that is of a suspicious nature, we want to get to the bottom of it.”
Investigators said nothing was taken from the residence hall and they're also working with the Lynnwood Police Department on the incident they’re classifying as an attempted burglary.
Police said if you spot the perpetrator on campus or if you have any further information, you are encouraged to contact Campus Security at 425.754.0154.
The man is described as, "a mid-twenties, darker skinned male, wearing a red beanie cap, and rubber boots."
He was last seen getting into a smaller gray or silver SUV and leaving campus.
Campus Security had some important safety tips for students.
Officials suggest keeping the doors to their rooms, apartments and windows locked at all times.
They said students should never sleep in an unlocked room or apartment, and if they think an intruder is in the room, don't go inside, call campus security immediately.