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NC State issues crime alert after attempted dorm room burglary

Posted March 5, 2015

North Carolina State University police released surveillance photos Thursday of a man who authorities say was responsible for a burglary at North Hall on Hillsborough Street.
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— North Carolina State University Police were investigating a burglary that happened early Thursday at North Hall.

According to investigators, a student woke up at about 3:15 a.m. to find an unidentified man going through a dresser in his dorm room. The man, who was wearing an orange shirt and khaki pants, fled the area after being confronted by the resident.

No injuries were reported, and no other information about the burglary has been released.

N.C. State police reminded students to take the following steps to stay safe.

  • Assailants target residences where doors and windows are left unlocked or unsecured. Always lock residence doors and windows when at home and when you leave.
  • Assailants may try to gain access into a residence by using force or deception. Don't open your door for or let someone in your residence that you don't know.
  • If you feel unsafe in any situation, trust your instinct and contact University Police immediately to report suspicious activities or crimes on campus by calling 911 or 919-515-3000.
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  • Roy Hinkley Mar 5, 2015
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    UPDATE:
    Cancel Wolf Alert - Burglary at North Hall

    The NC State University Police Department has made an arrest in the reported burglary that occurred on 3/5/15 at North Hall.

    Remi Agajainan Reed, Jr. was developed as a suspect today through video footage obtained from North Hall. NC State detectives recognized Reed from a 2014 incident in which he was a person of interest in a misdemeanor case at North Hall.

    Reed was interviewed today and subsequently charged with first degree burglary and taken before a Wake County magistrate and placed in the Wake County Detention Center. Bond information is unavailable at this time.

  • Paul Donovan Mar 5, 2015
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    I think the outside doors of all the residence halls are locked all of the time and only residents of the hall have a key. When my daughter went to school there people from outside would try to follow somebody into the halls occasionally. I also remember when she was a freshman she had a roommate that didn't think it was important to lock the door of the room. That was fixed pretty quickly by my daughter.

  • Donald Holder Mar 5, 2015
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    Do they not have locks on the doors at North Hall? I also thought the outside doors were locked at night.

  • Paul Donovan Mar 5, 2015
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    Lock your doors !