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Student robbed near NCSU apartment complex

Posted November 1, 2013

— Several men assaulted and robbed a North Carolina State University student Thursday evening in the parking lot of a campus-owned apartment complex, campus police said. 

In a Wolf Alert sent to students and faculty, campus police said six or seven men approached the student in the parking lot of E.S. King Village near the intersection of Gorman and Jackson streets at about 8 p.m. 

The men assaulted the student and took his cellphone and other personal items before fleeing on foot down Jackson Street away from campus, police said. 

NSCU Police Chief Jack Moorman Crime low at NCSU despite campus growth

E.S. King Village is an apartment complex serving juniors, seniors, graduate students, students with families, post-doctoral students, visiting faculty and scholars at N.C. State.

No other information about the robbery was released. Anyone with information about the incident should call N.C. State Campus Police at 919-515-3000. 

The robbery is the second crime on campus in four days. On Tuesday evening, three people tried to rob a student who was leaving Carmichael Gymnasium on central campus at about 11 p.m.

Despite the recent robbery reports, N.C. State University Police Chief Jack Moorman says the school has "not seen an increase in crime stats this year, even with growth on campus."

There were eight robbery reports in 2012. Of the six robbery reports so far this year, three were investigated and determined to be false. One case resulted in an arrest, and two remain open.

Moorman says the campus has long relied on private security guards to augment its police force. The guards are often assigned to walking patrols that serve as "eyes and ears" across campus.

"Although security guards cannot make arrests or perform the functions our certified officers can, it still gives us the opportunity to put an additional visibility out there," he said.

Better technology, such as the Wolf Alert notification system, also keeps the campus community more engaged, he said.

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  • LastSon1981 Nov 1, 3:32 p.m.

    Some of us can't tap dance some of us wont you have to do what you have to do. They'll end up in jail one less person on the street you have to talk about shooting.

  • Vincent Vega Nov 1, 2:59 p.m.

    It must be nice to live in a world devoid of reason, completely guided by an emotional reaction to every single instance where nature dares throw nurture to the wolves on a daily basis.

    The page writers of newspapers across America look at nature come across their desk daily, and immediately realize almost every story confirms the stereotypes correctly held by millions upon millions of right-thinking people; right-thinking people demonized for noticing 2+2=4.

  • 678devilish Nov 1, 2:36 p.m.

    It has got to be the same person (so) doing this. This is dangerous for all students and staff. More police officers and under-cover is warranted. All students and staff should be safe on campus at all times. Anyone that does not have proof or reason for being on campus should be arrested.

  • carrboroyouth Nov 1, 2:24 p.m.

    hey gofrogs, at least the WolfAlert didn't describe them as "dark-complexioned" males like usual!

  • pja1357 Nov 1, 2:14 p.m.

    Had can you call yourself "Raleighboy524" when this week you have said a lot of negative things about Raleigh. I am a true Raleighite and your statements are so negative. It is not just Raleigh or NCSU. Other cities and universities have these issues also. I would be willing to pitch in with "LearningDaily" to help pack those bags. We are talking about Raleigh not Fayetteville or Durham.

  • squarecandice Nov 1, 2:11 p.m.

    Post from http://campuspolice.ehps.ncsu.edu/news/crime-alerts/

    Reported Offense: On October 31, 2013 at approximately 7:50 pm, a male student was in the parking lot of E.S. King Village near the intersection of Gorman Street and Jackson Street and was approached by 6-7 black male subjects. One was wearing a grey hoodie and the others were wearing t-shirts. They assaulted the student and took his cell phone and other personal items. The subjects then fled on foot west down Jackson Street.

  • LearningDaily Nov 1, 10:46 a.m.

    WRAL may leave that part out, because it's not a fact at the time of their report.Whenever there is a crime reported the posters on here show their true colors. Dramatics at its finest. If you think Raleigh is going down hill, there are many modes of transportation in which you can use to make your grand exit. I will be more than happy to help fund your move!

  • gofrogs Nov 1, 10:40 a.m.

    that is not what the Alert said, the alert said "was approached by 6-7 black male subjects". I have a degree in journalism and we were never taught to leave out race. Give your readers as much information as possible. As an NC State graduate student who walks around campus at night, I would like to have the best description possible of suspects involved in a robbery - height, weight, white, black, etc.

  • raleighboy524 Nov 1, 10:29 a.m.

    Rampant Raleigh crime! So sad to see the city going down hill.

  • Mods Hate Me Nov 1, 10:17 a.m.

    @kmengineer08 WRAL always leaves that part out.

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