ALERT CAROLINA TIMELY WARNING: Series of Burglaries Reported On Campus
The UNC Department of Public Safety is investigating reports received today (Fri., Oct. 4) of three burglaries occurring during late Thurs., Oct. 3 and early Fri., Oct. 4 in Ruffin Residence Hall on the UNC Campus.
Preliminary police investigations have revealed that, in each case, a suspect reportedly entered rooms on the third floor of Ruffin through unlocked doors and took items including wallets, cash, credit/debit cards, and keys. The Department of UNC Housing and Residential Education is deactivating any room keys or residence hall key fobs reportedly missing.
Continue to monitor Alert Carolina website (alertcarolina.unc.edu) for any updates in investigations into these incidents. UNC Police are asking anyone with information about these incidents to please call UNC Police Department at 919-962-8100 or contact the Chapel Hill-Carrboro-UNC Crime Stoppers at (919) 942-7515. Calls are confidential and anonymous. You can also submit information to Crime Stoppers online at www.crimestoppers-chcunc.org.
Students should take extra precautions: make sure to keep room doors locked at all times, don’t allow strangers to “piggy-back” through entrances to residence halls or any campus buildings, and call 911 immediately to report any and all suspicious activity on or near campus. For a list of additional safety tips, see the following link through the Alert Carolina page:
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