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UNC, NC State campus police make arrests in dorm burglaries

Posted August 22
Updated August 23

— Campus police at North Carolina State University charged a Durham man in a pair of burglaries at students residence halls.

Curtis Louis Sangster, 44, faces charges of breaking or entering, burglary, attempted burglary larceny.

Surveillance video showed a man entering unlocked rooms early Aug. 16 in the Avent Ferry Complex and at Syme Hall. Students reported having their wallets stolen, but no one was injured.

Sangster was being held on $1 million bond.

The University of North Carolina also announced an arrest Friday in a series of Aug. 20 burglaries at Ehringhaus Residence Hall. 

Thomas Dusek, 18, is charged with first-degree burglary and larceny. Dusek is not connected to the university, campus police said.


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  • nuts4u Aug 26, 9:29 a.m.

    As a matter of public record sangster was convicted of the same thing earlier in his life yet WRAL refused to post my mention of that public record. Come on WRAL report things fairly.

  • 678devilish Aug 25, 3:23 p.m.

    Good news. Now , hopefully it will be made safer for the students who live on campus.

  • geraniumposey Aug 22, 5:46 p.m.

    Disgusting behavior.
    If guys of a certain disposition want people to stop "hating on" them, they should stop these kinds of behaviors!

  • liskm Aug 22, 5:21 p.m.

    Maybe time to set an example for career criminals?
    Who's to say if if someone woke up incident wouldn't have escalated to worse offense.
    I despise a thief and this is a brazen one.
    Black SUV~doesn't matter if it was Daddy's money, Mommy's money, student worked for money, student loan money it wasn't this THIEF's money.

  • ptrrrk1 Aug 22, 5:10 p.m.

    Be it swisher sweet cigars or dorm rooms… A theft is a theft and should be punished…..

  • jwsawyer Aug 22, 5:00 p.m.

    Maybe he should have been going to school studying hard. Now that is an idea. Actually work hard and earn a living.

  • C6-YA Aug 22, 4:46 p.m.

    Any connection to UNC's break-ins?

  • Fireflies Rock Aug 22, 4:42 p.m.

    wow, a $1 million bond for a burglary?! Why do murderers get out for so much less?

  • Grand Union Aug 22, 4:28 p.m.

    $1 Million dollar bond for burglary?

    — Posted by SomeRandomGuy

    He was going into rooms with people sleeping them. More than just robbery.

  • Titus Pullo Aug 22, 4:13 p.m.

    Guess he missed his friends in prison.