UNC-Chapel Hill issues crime alert after string of burglaries

Oct. 05, 2013 @ 02:51 PM

The UNC Department of Public Safety is investigating three reported burglaries that occurred late Thursday through early Friday.

The incidents were at Ruffin Residence Hall, according to the UNC crime alert.

Preliminary police investigations have revealed that during each burglary, a suspect entered rooms on the third floor through unlocked doors and took items including wallets, cash, credit and debit cards and keys. 

The Department of UNC Housing and Residential Education is deactivating any room keys or residence hall key fobs that have been reported missing.

UNC police are asking anyone with information about these incidents 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. People also can submit information to Crime Stoppers online at www.crimestoppers-chcunc.org.

Students should take extra precautions 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. 

Updates to the investigation will be posted to the Alert Carolina website, alertcarolina.unc.edu.