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Peace College student robbed on campus

Posted September 25, 2009

— Peace College officials said that a student was robbed on campus shortly after midnight Thursday by a man who said he had a weapon.

Candice Johnston, dean of students, said that the student, who is a resident adviser in a dorm, was outside in a lighted area when a man approached her. The man took her cell phone and jewelry, then fled, said the dean.

Raleigh, State Capital and campus police responded but did not find a suspect. No arrests have been made.

The student, whose name hasn't been released, was uninjured but shaken up, Johnston said. She has gone home to family and is doing well.

Police are also investigating a number of vehicle break-ins on campus earlier Thursday.

Johnston said that authorities spoke to students and said this is an uncommon crime on the campus. They reminded students of safety tips, such as staying in lighted areas, traveling in groups, carrying a cell phone and letting people know their destination.

Johnston said that Peace College has security measures such as a 24-hour police presence, security cameras and sign-in logs and card readers at buildings.


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  • nosuchmiracles Sep 25, 2009

    Taxman: Someone should be dead because they stole some jewelry and a cellphone? Wow. I'm sorry, nothing material is worth someone being dead over a few hundred/couple thousand dollars worth of stuff. She got robbed. She lives in a city. It happens.

  • Tax Man Sep 25, 2009

    My daughter went to Peace and I always felt their security force was great! Dorms seem very safe and most students don't take chances. I am sure they will catch this pervert! He will probably use the cell phone and be caught. Or maybe he took a credit card that he will use. These schools need to allow their students to carry concealed weapons (with a permit, of course) on campus to defend themselves. Would love to see this perp dead on the ground! Hope they catch him soon!