RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – NC State students woke up to a crime alert. Police said two college-age men entered a sorority house and stole snacks. When someone confronted them, they ran.
It comes less than a month after police say someone tried to get into a student’s dorm room. She managed to keep him out.
Police say the two incidents are not related. Fortunately, no one was hurt in either incident, but students say they’re relieved to get a notification when there’s a crime nearby.
“I get texts and emails so if something’s going on I’m gonna know about it,” said freshman Kinley Rojzman.
In a planned town hall meeting, police spoke with students and staff about safety procedures and explained how and why they send out alerts.
“It’s always a trade-off. Some of them you have to send out instantly sometimes you’re much better to gather more details,” said NCSU Police Chief Jack Moorman.
Police also send out security tips that are specific to what’s going on. In this case the alert urged students to lock their doors and not let anyone in they don’t know. Students who live at sorority houses nearby say all the houses have secure entry systems.