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UNC police investigating reported burglary in residence hall

Posted December 6, 2013

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— The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Police Department was investigating early Friday after a burglary was reported at Lewis Residence Hall on north campus.

A female student told investigators she was sleeping when an man entered her room about 2:40 a.m. When the student woke up, the man quickly fled the room. 

No weapons were seen, and the student was not injured. 

In an alert sent to students at about 5:30 a.m., campus police asked anyone with information about the incident to call the UNC Police Department at 919-962-8100 or Chapel Hill-Carrboro-UNC Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515.

The alert also reminded students to keep dorm room doors locked at all times and not allow strangers to "piggy-back" through entrances to residence halls or any campus buildings.


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  • collint Dec 6, 2013

    This is big news

  • SomeRandomGuy Dec 6, 2013

    Happened around 2:30 and alert went out at 5:30, somebody's on the ball...

  • 678devilish Dec 6, 2013

    Also, stop propping the outside door. This is how "strangers" enters the dorms. If you see this happening, remove the rock/brick immediately and report what is happening regardless of who is doing it.

  • 678devilish Dec 6, 2013

    an man entered her room about 2:40 a.m.

    Why was dorm door not locked? See this is asking for trouble. Get in the habit young ladies and make sure the door is locked once you enter. Be safe! Glad he did not harm you.

  • woodrock223 Dec 6, 2013

    i dont know how big the dorm is, but when you have 100 or 200 people living in a building, how are you supposed to know who is a stranger and who isnt?

  • pja1357 Dec 6, 2013

    Kids - lock your doors!!!!!!!!

  • uncfan89 Dec 6, 2013

    RamsesIV that was what I was thinking Lewis used to be a male dorm. The guys from Lewis always streaked during exams! lol.

  • The Carolina Sweetheart Dec 6, 2013

    I would be very curious to know whether or not this student locked her door. Many of UNC's dorms are able to be accessed from the outside without having a 2-step security feature (having to use a key to enter the bldg, and then a key to enter individual rms. If this is a dorm that uses a keycard (UNC-One Card), then the school shouldn't be sending alerts to students to lock the doors, they should have their manager of facilities over there figuring out how someone got into a locked room that required a unique keycard to gain entry.

  • Phyxius1 Dec 6, 2013

    Seems like UNC is having a few incidences of this lately. Most of these dorms have electronic key fob controlled doors so wonder how these people are just wandering in? Other residents must be allowing them access through the doors?

  • RamsesIV Dec 6, 2013

    Back in the day, Lewis was a male dorm. Sleehrats!