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University Crest Stolen: culprits remain at large

The theft happened moments before one-thirty in the morning on September 26th


By Josh Pizzuto-Pomaco

Photo courtesy of Josh Pizzuto-Pomaco


Clara Lozano, a student at the university, was walking past the McRoberts Building when she noticed several male individuals on the other side of the street.

Describing the men as ‘very drunk,’ Clara saw the potential thieves holding the triangular crest and began to record them.

She told the Gaudie that ‘the boy with the shield noticed, and showed it to the camera.’


Video reviewed by the Gaudie confirmed her report, as two young men are seen whooping and laughing as one waves the crest in the air.


When asked for comment, a university spokesperson responded, ‘We are sad to confirm that the University crest from the main University entrance is missing and we are currently investigating the circumstances around it.’


As of printing, the section of the wall on which the crest normally rests remains empty, its studs exposed and bare.


It is unclear if the crest will be recovered or replaced, but its theft remains a surprising beginning to the autumn term.

The following video by Clara Lozano shows the individual carrying the University crest: