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Crime brief

An apartment on Central Campus was broken into by way of an unlocked door sometime Saturday morning after 2:30 a.m. Several personal belongings were taken from the Erwin Road residence, where one of the occupants was sleeping. No one was harmed in the break in.

The apartment was unlocked, giving easy access to the belongings.

"Most crime on the Duke campus are crimes of opportunity... cars left unlocked, computers left on study tables and rooms, and apartments left unsecured," Larry Moneta wrote in a school-wide e-mail.

The thief or thieves stole a credit card, cell phone, pearl earrings, a set of golf clubs and keys to a car, which was also stolen, presumably by the same person, Duke University Police Department spokesperson Sarah Jane Raines said.


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