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Arrest Made in Connection with Residential Burglaries

The Duke University Police Department arrested a man for an attempted burglary in a West Campus residence hall Saturday morning, Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Moneta wrote in an e-mail to students Saturday.

Police suspect that the individual was responsible for the "recent rash of student residence burglaries" and plan to charge him for these crimes, Moneta said.

Two dorm rooms in Kilgo Quadrangle were robbed in the wee hours of Jan. 15, Duke University Police Department Maj. Gloria Graham confirmed earlier this month. In addition, two campus residents were robbed on Central Campus near Erwin Road, DUPD officials discovered around 11:45 a.m. Friday. University officials have not yet confirmed which incidents the man may be responsible for.

Students residing in the dormitory reported the man for suspicious behavior early Saturday morning, leading to the suspect's arrest, Moneta said. In the e-mail, Moneta thanked the residents for their vigilance and urged students to be proactive about their safety.

Update: The Chronicle's print edition ran a story on the same topic.

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