The UNC Department of Public Safety is investigating a report today (Fri., Dec. 6) of a burglary occurring in Lewis Residence Hall on the UNC Campus.

A female UNC student reported that she was sleeping when a male suspect entered her room at around 2:40 a.m. When the victim awoke, the suspect quickly fled the room; no weapons were reportedly seen. The suspect was described as a White male wearing a dark tee-shirt.

Continue to monitor Alert Carolina website ( for any updates in investigations into this incident. UNC Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call the 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

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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