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NC State students rattled by report of robbery

Posted September 30, 2016

— A North Carolina State University student told campus police she was robbed and stabbed on Friday afternoon in a parking lot near Varsity Drive.

The student said a person in a gray sweatshirt and jeans stabbed her with a small knife and then ran off with her black and gray book bag around 4 p.m.

In the immediate aftermath, a WolfAlert warned the rest of the campus community.

"It's kind of scary but you know, I feel safe here," said Margaret Lawrimore.

Jamal Bell's feeling of security was shaken.

"NC State is supposed to be a family, and we're supposed to look out for each other," he said. "It's definitely very concerning."

Campus police encouraged students to stick together, especially at night, and to be aware of their surroundings. That, Lawrimore admits, is something she doesn't always do.

"I usually text when I'm walking so I'm thinking about probably changing that," she said.

Students who feel threatened can call the WolfLine, or they can contact Safety Escort Services for some company as the traverse the campus.


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  • John White Oct 1, 2016
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    Wow description a person? What about their race that would seem to be a really important part of the description. Now WRAL we don't want you to appear racist but you just did by leaving out what was reported to be a black man. I am sure if the description was a white man you would have printed that. Just leaving that out says black. Start reporting on the news properly

  • Laurence Jones Oct 1, 2016
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    Asking for a description of an armed robber at NCSU is a joke in my book............Ever since I was a freshman mechanical engineering student at NCSU in 1988.......The description has been the same for every robbery......" black male with gun".....................................GO PACK!

  • Tyler Sears Sep 30, 2016
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    Thank you Alex for posting the description of the suspect so we can be on the lookout. I don't know why liberal wral refuses to acknowledge key bits of information.

  • Alex Stephens Sep 30, 2016
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    NCSU police don't leave out all the descriptive bits ... "At approximately 4:00 PM on 9/30/16, a female student reported to University Police that she was robbed of her black and gray book bag by a black male, in his early 20’s, wearing a gray sweater and blue jeans. The suspect also stabbed the female student with a small knife. The suspect fled from the area on foot heading through Varsity Lot towards Gorman Street."