IRVINE (CBSLA) — A food pantry at UC Irvine was burglarized over the weekend even as more pantries have become a lifeline for people laid off or furloughed during the coronavirus pandemic.
UC Irvine police said the burglary happened at the Fresh Hub in the university’s Parking Lot 5, near Mesa Court student housing, Saturday at about 7 a.m.
On 4/11/2020 at approximately 7:00 a.m. a burglary took place at the Fresh Hub, located in parking lot 5 near Mesa Court student housing. The unknown suspect gained entry by unknown means. pic.twitter.com/bfqPZpwQhE
— UCI Police Department (@UCIrvinePD) April 12, 2020
Police did not say what was taken, but surveillance video showed the suspect was a white man with a beard wearing all black clothes and a black hat. No arrests have been made, and police say they do not know how the burglar got into the pantry.
Anyone with information about the Fresh Hub burglary can call the UC Irvine Police Department at (949) 824-5223.