Raymond Webster Hamilton
Raymond Webster Hamilton (University of Colorado Police Department)

University of Colorado police have identified a 26-year-old man they suspect is responsible for thefts at CU-Boulder, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and the Colorado School of Mines.

Raymond Webster Hamilton, of Denver, has three active arrest warrants in Colorado for providing false information to a pawn broker, possession of stolen property and a parole violation.

CU-Boulder police say Hamilton pawned an iPad in Lakewood just hours after it was stolen from the Visual Arts Complex on the Boulder campus in July, resulting in Lakewood police issuing a warrant for his arrest.

In addition to the iPad theft, Hamilton is wanted for questioning in a rash of thefts of wallets, purses and laptops from offices and common areas at all three universities, including in connection with more than a dozen cases at CU-Boulder between Oct. 2 and 20.

Police believe he also is involved in thefts at the Colorado School of Mines on Oct. 19 and at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

Hamilton -- who is not a student -- is described as 5-feet-11-inches tall and weighing 185 pounds.

CU police did make an arrest in an unrelated theft case from late September. CU-Boulder student David Gudmundson was arrested on three counts of felony burglary and 12 counts of theft after CU and Arvada police say he took wallets from the hockey locker rooms at the CU Recreation Center and the Apex Center in Arvada. Police do not believe he is involved in the October thefts.

The CU Police Department is urging the campus community to keep lockers and offices locked when unattended and to never leave laptops, mobile phones or other valuable items unattended.

"Students and employees should not allow their valuable items to go unattended," CU police Chief Joe Roy said in a statement. "Doing so provides thieves a crime of opportunity."

Anyone with information about Hamilton's whereabouts is asked to contact CU police dispatch at 303-492-6666.

Those who have information on these crimes but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted via the Crime Stoppers website at crimeshurt.com.

Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.

Contact Camera Staff Writer Mitchell Byars at 303-473-1329 or byarsm@dailycamera.com.