Alert Carolina Crime Alert: UNC Police Investigating Series of Campus Burglaries

Update: UNC Police arrested Mr. Marques Mann

UNC Police is investigating a series of burglaries to Rams Village 5 and Rams Village 2 residence halls over recent weeks. UNC Police has identified a suspect and currently has issued three felony arrest warrants for Breaking and Entering against Mr. Marques Mann (see the accompanying photo). Mr. Mann is not affiliated with the UNC-Chapel Hill. Anyone seeing the suspect on campus should not approach him but contact UNC Police immediately by calling 9-1-1.

UNC Police encourages the Carolina community of the following safety tips:

  • Always lock your door, even if you are just going a few doors away from your room or apartment. Thieves needs only a matter of minutes, even seconds, to perpetrate a property crime.
  • Purchase a small personal safe or lockable foot locker for your residence hall room or office. Both are relatively inexpensive and can save so much aggravation in the long run.
  • Note the condition of your home, office, or residence hall room before leaving the premises and be alert for changes upon your return, such as lights left on, property damage, or a door left ajar. If you think someone might be or might have been in your office or living space do not enter. Leave and call the 9-1-1.
  • For further information and residential safety tips, visit

Continue to monitor Alert Carolina website ( for any updates.

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About Crime Alert Messages: The University sends Crime Alerts and Adverse Conditions notifications if there is a continuing danger and notification will not compromise a law enforcement investigation. An Emergency Notification is one of the tiers of communication under the University’s emergency communications plan, in compliance with requirements of the Clery Act. Informational Messages are sent to inform the campus community about a situation that is not an emergency but is expected to be of significant interest to the campus.