MUPD searching for man accused of stealing jerseys from Mizzou Arena

COLUMBIA, Mo. - University of Missouri police are looking for a man accused of stealing jerseys from inside the Mizzou Arena. 

According to the probable cause statement, Jacob Verschoor entered the building through an unlocked door and took an elevator to the administration level of the building, which housed the Men's Basketball offices. 

Verschoor was accused of going into the Men's Basketball lobby and removing three MU Basketball jerseys from mannequins. Police said each jersey was valued at $300. 

Officers said Verschoor hid the jerseys under his jacket and left the building by taking the elevator back to the main level and exiting out the same door he had entered in. Verschoor was captured by video surveillance footage entering and exiting the building. 

Police said Verschoor went to the South Residence Hall, where he had been staying, and was seen on surveillance footage wearing one of the jerseys he had stolen. 

Verschoor's friend told officers that he had given her one of the jerseys as a gift. 

Another one of Verschoor's friends said he was unaware of the burglary and noticed one of the stolen jerseys was put in his backpack. 

According to the probable cause statement, several attempts have been made to get in contact with Verschoor but they all have failed. 

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