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N.C. State student reports robbery, assault

Posted December 15, 2008

— North Carolina State University police are searching for two men accused of robbing and assaulting a student early Monday.

The student reported that two black men approached him as he walked near Western Manor Apartments off Avent Ferry Road around 12:15 a.m.

The men drove up in a white vehicle, got out and used a handgun to take the student’s backpack, wallet and cell phone, according to police.

The men then left in the vehicle and were last seen traveling south on Avent Ferry Road. One of the men was dark-skinned, approximately 6 feet 2 inches and had no facial hair. The second man was dark-skinned and approximately 5 feet 6 inches.

Both men were wearing red jackets with black patches.

One of the men used his fist to hit the student in the face, police said. The student was not seriously harmed.

Anyone with information should call the Campus Police Investigation Unit at 919-515-2498.


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  • dsdaughtry Dec 15, 2008

    campus police have been just sitting in a patrol car in the empty Varsity parking lot doing nothing or parked over at Avent Ferry Complex visually doing nothing. I have rarely seen blue lights on at NCSU police cars. The public just sees NCSU police as a high paid security guard. But with 2 shootings on campus, breakins, and assaults just shows we need a campus police that is visible.

  • ORMA Dec 15, 2008

    At first I thought that this story was going to be about the tuition hikes at the NC Universities. I think that we are at the point where tuition is robbery. It is funny to me that tuition goes up in direct proportion to the pay raises that professors get. I think Mrs. Easley is an example of that.

  • somey Dec 15, 2008

    I have to agree with fundybasher. Do we really need to focus on assults and robberies when we have people writting ugly things on free expression wall?

  • fundybasher Dec 15, 2008

    now that students can safely walk through the free expression tunnel without worrying about being assaulted by words, maybe they can start working on how to make students feel safe walking on the rest of campus - without fear of assault or worse.

  • fundybasher Dec 15, 2008

    ...but this isn't nearly as offensive as writing ugly things on the free expression wall. i wonder if Rev Barber has a plan to help protect students on campus from assault?

  • 68_polara Dec 15, 2008

    People are easy prey on college campuses and repeat violent offenders know that.