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Greensboro police warn college students of recent apartment break-ins, some women were fondled


GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Greensboro Police Department is asking students to be on the lookout for several suspects who are burglarizing students’ residences as they sleep, according to a news release.

Since Aug. 17, police have received 28 reports of break-ins or attempted break-ins of student-occupied residences. Most break-ins result in property theft, but in at least four instances, a female was inappropriately touched.

Students are encouraged to be on the lookout for people that don’t belong to their community and to lock their doors and windows.

The events typically occur in the early morning hours, between 2:30 a.m. and 6:15 a.m.  The first two burglaries occurred on Aug. 17 at the 1000 block of Cranbrook St.  Since then burglaries have occurred at the following locations:

  • 500 block of Booker St.
  • 500 block of Houston St.
  • 700 block of Milton St.
  • 3600 block of Hewitt St.
  • 1400 block of E. Washington St.
  • 1700 block of Walker Ave.

Police are hesitant to say the cases are connected and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about these break-ins is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000.