Duke Alert: Burglary Reported on Central Campus (Updated)

Two apartments on Central Campus were burglarized Friday by someone who gained entry through sliding doors.

No one was injured in the incidents off Erwin Road, but a Duke student was home and sleeping during one of the burglaries, said Aaron Graves, associate vice president for campus safety and security.

"This is pretty brazen to do this early in the morning," Graves said. "We ask anyone who was in the area Friday morning to report any suspicious activity."

No arrests have been made. Duke police and forensics technicians were on scene Friday afternoon.


The first discovery came at 11:45 a.m. Friday when a security officer for Duke observed an open patio door to an apartment in Building 1901. A Duke police officer responded and discovered a student sleeping and unharmed.

Soon after, police responded to an apartment in Building 1809. It too had been burglarized. Missing were electronics, including a digital camera and microwave.

Graves urged Duke community members to keep their residences locked at all times and to contact the police department with any concerns.



Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Durham Police at (919) 560-4427; Duke Police at (919) 684-2444, or Durham CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases. Callers may remain anonymous.