By Stephanie Saviola

ShopColumbia, the student-run gallery and store, was subject to an attempted break-in around 7 p.m. on Feb. 24.

Officials reported that nothing was stolen or damaged inside the shop, located on the first floor of the Wabash Campus Building, 623 S. Wabash Ave., but the outside glass was cracked, and a door handle to one of the offices was kicked in and broken off.

Security guards and shop workers declined to comment on the incident. However, a Chicago police officer, who arrived on the scene Feb. 25 at 11:40 a.m., said it was too early to make speculations because the situation was still under investigation.

The suspect is believed to be a male in his late 40s who was wearing a hat.

According to a ShopColumbia worker, there are cameras inside the shop. However,  The Chronicle has received conflicting reports from college officials about whether there are cameras within the shop.

“As of right now, we are classifying it as criminal damaging, not a burglary,” said Robert Koverman, vice president of Campus Safety and Security. “No entry was gained in the shop. Nothing was stolen, and nothing was missing.”

At noon, maintenance workers made repairs to the damaged door handle, as well as the cracked glass.

“People need to be aware of what is happening in their space, and they should not be afraid to call us or 911 if something is happening,” Koverman said.

This was not the first time an attempted break-in has occurred at ShopColumbia, which has been open for a little more than a year and half.

As of press time, Campus Safety Alerts had not been sent to students notifying them of the incident.