A man suspected of stealing a Corp employee’s iPad and a female suspected of being his accomplice were arrested outside of Vital Vittles around 7 p.m. Monday night.

An employee of the convenience store saw the two individuals and matched the male’s image with that of a man who had taken an iPad from the store’s office March 17 at around 11 p.m.

According to Students of Georgetown, Inc. CEO Lizzy MacGill (COL ’14), the two suspects entered the store Monday around 6:50 p.m.

“[The male] arrived in the back office and looked in the back office area and saw that there were people back there and then turned around,” MacGill said.

The store employees contacted Corp Chief Operating Officer Rashaad Eshack (SFS ’14) and then called the Department of Public Safety. DPS arrived at the scene and arrested the suspects.

Eshack said that the entire process took only minutes because DPS officers are on patrol throughout campus.

The male perpetrator did not steal any merchandise when he was in the store last night.

“I don’t think he really had a chance [to steal anything] because there weren’t really any areas that were neglected, and the employees were really alert, which I think is one of the reasons he was identified and one of the reasons he was caught,” MacGill said.

MacGill said that employees were able to identify the two suspects because images from security cameras that had captured footage of the pair were disseminated among staff members.

“We’re doing well in communication, and we’re being very vigilant, which will help us stay safe in the future,” MacGill said.

Neither MacGill nor Eshack could provide further details on the description of the either individual, andDPS Chief of Police Jay Gruber, the only member of the force authorized to provide commentary to the media, could not be reached by press time.

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