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Wallets stolen from two NCSU dorm rooms; crime alert issued

Posted August 17, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014

— Authorities at North Carolina State University issued a crime alert early Sunday after four students in two different dorms reported having their wallets stolen. 

According to investigators, an unidentified man entered the first unlocked room in the Avent Ferry Complex at about 3:15 a.m. and took two wallets from a dresser. About 20 minutes later, police said a person believed to be the same man entered an unlocked room at Syme Hall and took money from wallets.

The man was described as black, 35 to 40 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a muscular build. He was wearing a black T-shirt, black hat and blue jeans, police said. The man left the scene in a black or dark colored Chevy HHR, police said

Campus police said students should keep doors and windows locked even when they are home and hide or secure valuables. 

Students wanting to report suspicious activity or crime on campus should call 911 or 919-515-3000.


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  • HailBasket Aug 19, 2014

    If a door can be locked, use the lock. Thieves will help themselves--they have no morals. If it isn't tied down they'll take it. And what kind of middle aged man scopes out student dorms, checks doors and walks right in to steal wallets?!

  • 678devilish Aug 18, 2014

    If anyone recognize this man, please turn him in asap. He is a danger to society.

  • UpChuck Aug 18, 2014

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    he wouldn't have been stealing...if their doors were locked. A little common sense goes a long way. If that is blaming the victim, then so be it.

  • ptrrrk1 Aug 18, 2014

    Blame the victims…. unreal…… Just another common thief stealing to me….

  • Forthe Newssite Aug 18, 2014
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    dorm rooms aren't like your bedrooms at home folks....an early dose of reality for these kids newly on their own.

  • kre2 Aug 18, 2014

    Leaving your door unlocked....not very smart.

  • Derric Fuller Aug 18, 2014
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    With all the students moving into dorm rooms and leaving their doors unlocked, he most likely pretended he was a student and gained access.