UPID seeks assistance in serial theft

The University of Illinois Police Department, or UIPD, have requested assistance and released the description of an offender in an effort to apprehend a suspect in multiple thefts.

According to an email from the UIPD, Andra D. Brent has a long

history of entering University property and committing daytime thefts from


After being released from Illinois Department of Corrections on Sep. 15, Brent was

was observed exiting a professors office in Turner Hall on Sep. 20.

An IDOC warrant of apprehension was generated and Brent was arrested on

this warrant on Sep. 24. After the arrest, the UPD issued Brent a Letter of No Trespass for all University property.

Brent was released from the Champaign County jail on September 24th after

the arrest warrant was served. Brent violated his parole requirements

after being released from IDOC by not reporting to his check-in location.

Brent is currently in violation status for failure to report to the

assigned location per his parole requirements, after being released from

the county jail.

UIPD has responded to reports of Brent in Turner Hall after his last

release and we believe we have camera record of his presence in the ACES

Library. Although Brent frequents buildings on the Urbana side of campus

he has been arrested in Champaign for similar crimes over the years. It

is unknown as to the location Brent is staying and he might be residing

close to the buildings he is frequently entering.

Please review this link to the UIPD website for a photograph of Andra

Brent, descriptions and mannerisms. If you observe Brent please call

police dispatch at 333-8911 and supply a clothing description, location

and last known direction of travel. It is likely that he will change

clothing while in the process of his criminal activities.

Brent is described as a black male, 5 feet, 11 inches in height, weighing 170 pounds and 47 years old.

He has been known to carry folders or papers as a prop and indicate he is looking someone or for work and have poor eye contact during conversation.

People are advised to contact the UIPD if they should observe Brent at 333-8911.For more information and photographs of Brent, visit here.