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UNCG campus police remind students of ways to stay safe

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- In the last three days, there have been reports of one attempted burglary and two robberies near campus.

An incident that involved a UNCG student directly happened Sunday at about 1:30 a.m. on McIver Street.

Reports show the student's keys, wallet and cell phone were taken.

Monday, there was a reported attempted burglary on the 300 block of College Avenue. Tuesday at about 9 p.m. there was a reported robbery along 1100 Hicks Court.

Capt. Steven Dedona said that the student is doing OK, but investigators are still searching for the suspects. Regardless if a crime happens on campus or near, Spartan Alerts are sent to students to be informed.

Those alerts can be viewed on the LiveSafe app launched last year for students as a safety resource. Through that app, Dedona said students can request an escort 24/7.

“If they request it, we send an officer or security officer out and we will walk them from one location to the next,” Dedona said.

There are currently about 35 sworn officers that work for UNCG Campus Police.

Dedona hopes students will use the resources available to them to continue to be safe in and around campus.