Student robbed near NCSU apartment complex
Posted November 1, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — 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.
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.