Two arrested after armed robbery near NC State
Posted November 12, 2011
Raleigh, N.C. — Raleigh police arrested two suspects in the robbery of two North Carolina State University students on Hillsborough Street early Friday morning.
The victims, both women, told campus police that four people, at least two of whom had guns, robbed them shortly after 1 a.m., taking a backpack and other personal items. The robbery was later determined to have happened off campus and Raleigh police were called in to investigate.
Travieon Lamarcus Colbreth, 17, and a 15-year-old boy, whose name was not released, were arrested Saturday.
Colbreth was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, robbery with a dangerous weapon and attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon.
The investigation into the robbery continues and police have not identified the two other people involved.
Anyone with information is asked to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-HELP.
On Friday, the university sent an email to students about the robbery, reminding them to be careful and not walk alone at night.
"It's definitely intimidating," said student Kathryn Brown. "You definitely have to be more careful at night."
She carries pepper spray, she said, just in case.
Kellie Biesecker said hearing about the robbery shook her sense of security at N.C. State.
"Hearing things like that, especially when you're a girl... you don't feel safe," Biesecker said.
Brittney Marsocci, on the other hand said she has confidence in the campus blue light system and the university's safety escort service.
"There's campus police and security always riding around, so I don't feel that unsafe," she said.