Robbers eyeing UNCG students

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — College students are returning to housing near campuses, and robbers see them as potential targets, police told the News & Record.

Victims reported three robberies along Hewitt Street on Tuesday. About noon, three men forced their way into a Greensboro home in the 3600 block of Hewitt Street and robbed the residents, according to a police report. At least one suspect remained in a car outside the home. The suspects got away with a laptop computer, two cellphones, clothing, a backpack, and pens and pencils.

Police located a car matching the description from the incident and that led them to the four men now charged in connection with the robbery. They were in police custody about 10 p.m., when victims reported two other robberies on Hewitt Street, said police Sgt. Darren Koonce.

No injuries were reported when one of three men discharged a firearm at a man fleeing from an attempted robbery in the 3600 block of Hewitt Street. The shot struck the passenger side door frame.

As police responded to that call, a third victim reported being robbed in the same block of Hewitt Street. A man was walking to his girlfriend’s 1999 Honda Accord, when two men approached him, forced him to the ground and took his cell phone and car keys and drove away in his girlfriend’s car, which has North Carolina license tag, CKP-2163.

Police have not made any arrests in connection with the two later robberies.

Source: News & Record

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