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UNC Police Looking for Intruder

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Morrison dormitory, on UNC's South Campus
CHAPEL HILL — UNC Chapel Hill campus police are searching for an intruder who entered awoman's dorm room while she was sleeping Tuesday night. The man ran off after the student woke up and screamed. The break-in has female students thinking twice while they're inside their dorm rooms and when they're walking across campus.

Investigators said they have several good leads that they are following and they hope to solve the case very soon. Students said the intruder entered Morrison Dorm, on UNC's south campus. They also said the incident has left them concerned about their safety.

Signs were posted on dorm doors warning students about the incident. Thedorms are locked 24 hours a day, but students said the security is notfoolproof.

Ellen Hays, a student, said lots of people just wait by the door forsomeone who has a key.

Janet Blevins said she would think twice about leaving her door unlocked.

Taryn Kuelpman said the incident was frightening, especially when she andothers walked home at night.

Suite doors within the dorm are not locked. There are four individual dormrooms within each suite, with approximately eight students living in thesuite. With so many students coming and going, they often do not lock thesuite doors. Campus police are urging all female students to lock theirdoors and take precautions, and are urging students not to let strangerstailgate behind them when they enter dorm buildings.

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