Two students robbed in home invasion

Oak Hill Apartments are located just east of Elon University’s campus.

by Andie Diemer
Aug. 25, 2008

Two students reported an armed robbery at their Oak Hill Apartment at around 3:30 a.m. Friday.

According to an e-mail sent to students by Dean of Students Smith Jackson Friday morning, two black males and one white male entered the student’s unlocked apartment on East Haggard Avenue.

After waking the students, the robbers took the student’s money, Xbox and cell phones. While the students were not harmed, they noticed that one of the intruders had a handgun.

The intruders fled in an unknown vehicle.

Campus Police are currently collaborating with the Town of Elon Police to find the robbers.

Chuck Gantos, director of campus safety and police, said Campus Police passed a lead onto the Elon Police not long after the incident occurred. Elon Police are currently following up on that lead, along with several others.

“Students need to stay vigilant, as far as their awareness of their surroundings,” he said. “A crime can happen anywhere. You need to understand that and always think one is going to happen so you can go over in your mind what you would do so you’re somewhat prepared if something does happen.”

jacksonIf you have any information about this incident, please contact the Town of Elon Police at (336) 584-1301 during the day or (336) 570-6777 after hours.

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