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Student reports Central Campus break-in

Sophomore Sarah Stanczyk reported a break-in to her Central Campus apartment that occurred at 4 a.m. Sunday.

Stanczyk said she was sleeping in her Erwin Road apartment when two black men entered the apartment through the unlocked door. No possessions were stolen from the apartment. Stanczyk noted that when she woke up, one of the intruders was standing near her bed.

“He was standing in my room watching me sleep,” she said 

She noted that when she woke up, she thought that her roommates’ friends had walked in her apartment by accident. When the suspects noticed she was awake, however, they ran out of the apartment without stealing any belongings.

Emily Baker, the residence coordinator on-call when the incident occurred, sent an email to Central Campus residents alerting them of the incident. The email notes, however, that only one male broke into the apartment. The email describes the intruder as wearing a white shirt and red hat.

The Duke University Police Department is still investigating the incident, DUPD Chief John Dailey said, adding that students must remember to lock their apartment doors. 


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